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Carter Mountain Orchard

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Address: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: +1 434-977-1833
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Description: Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern, Carter Mountain Orchard is...
Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern, Carter Mountain Orchard is family-owned and operated. Our mountaintop location affords spectacular views of Charlottesville, the Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open April through November, we offer Pick-Your-Own and pre-picked Peaches and Nectarines (June-August) and Pick Your Own and pre-picked Apples (mid-August through November). Our bakery serves fresh-baked pies and cookies, hand-dipped ice cream, and our famous Apple Cider Donuts! Apple Cider, Apple Butter, jams and jellies, local crafts, pumpkins, and gourmet food products available in our country store. Wine tasting and sales on site, and the Mountain Grille serves lunch. Our school tours are popular-call for reservations. Scouts, Youth Groups, Seniors welcome. Family friendly. Please see our website for more details
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Cool afternoon stop.

This was a perfect place to stop for an afternoon just to sit and enjoy the views. We sat out back and had a bold rock cider and had a great afternoon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a perfect place to stop for an afternoon just to sit and enjoy the views. We sat out back and had a bold rock cider and had a great afternoon.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The views can't be beaten. Get there before 4:00 p.m. on a Thursday (they're open late on Thursdays) to secure a great view of the sunset. The parking is ample, the baked goods are delicious and the staff is friendly. For people with less mobility, most of the shop, food stand and wine tasting areas are very accessible. (The cider... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Carter Mountain Orchard has been on my list of places to visit since I moved to Virginia a few years ago. Upon a recent trip to Charlottesville, we ventured up the windy road that leads to the orchard on a beautiful, clear summer morning. We were in awe when we reached the top because the amazing views were just breathtaking.... More 

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Henderson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A nice side trip to Apple & peach orchards and grape vineyards on a high mountain with beautiful scenery. A nice gift shop with cinnamon cider donuts, fudge, ice cream and of course the fruits. There is a wine tasting room and a hard cider room.

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Port Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I went there with some friends on a Tuesday. There was a duo playing live music. The food choice was not outstanding esp for vegans. The shop was full of freshly picked fruits from the orchard and the apple cider was good tasting.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The view is worth the trip! Peaches are in season now, generous Peach Cider sample at $1 a cup was fabulous, and then a tasting of hard ciders! Peach donuts are hard to explain, but beyond amazing. Apple salsa, apple butter among other choices for stocking stuffers at Christmas was a productive trip!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I love going here with visitors and went again this week. They grow their own peaches which are heavenly, and later in the year, they will have apples as well. You can choose from several varieties of each. The views from the hilltop are amazing, all over Charlottesville and the wine-growing country. They have a gift store and small cafe... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love supporting Agriculture Tourism. There is plenty of food, wine, fruit and souvenirs. There is a viewing platform to see Charlottesville. The people are super friendly. Most of the fruit is grown on the property. There are some varieties that I had not seen before. The apple slushies are good.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Outstanding. Some people may need some extra nerve to get up & down the hill, though. Views are great...eclectic choice of food to buy.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Loved the area and things to do, the donuts were awesome..make sure to pick apples, peaches etc. lots of things to buy at the store

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Additional Information about Carter Mountain Orchard

Address: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: +1 434-977-1833
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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