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Carter Mountain Orchard

1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms
Owner description: Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern, Carter Mountain Orchard is family-owned and operated. Our mountaintop location affords spectacular views... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Fresno, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We always went to Carter's before Halloween to partake in the apples picking and the amazing apple cider they offer to their guests. It is such a great place to visit whether you are on a date, visiting as a family, or just going by yourself. Great fun walking the beautiful rolling hills of the orchard and a beautiful sunset... More

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On the open sea
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Amazing views! Lots of treats in addition to the fruit harvest. Also a vineyard with wine tasting. Worth the drive up the hill :)

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views from Carter Mountain Orchard. Good way to spend 1-2 hours especially if you have kids and live in the city. If you really want to do the apple/peach-picking, call ahead and check as sometimes the crowds just deplete the orchard and they won't allow picking for a few days. On the other hand, those days are usually empty... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Orchad with quiet a nice overview to both sides. You can buy apples and peaches as well as other little things in the store up there.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The first time we visited the orchard was last fall. It was charming with a wide selection of apples, wonderful cider and cider donuts as highlights. So we were definitely looking forward to a return trip there when we visited Charlottesville this summer. However, we were quite disappointed. It started with the road, which was half washed out at one... More

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Culpeper, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I've heard good things about Carter's so decided to take the trip. It's right next to Monticello and the drive was beautiful. The drive up the hill was good but as we were going up saw the traffic going down and it was not pretty. Once we got to the top it was very crowded. Beautiful and scenic took some... More

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Kresgeville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I drove from our home in PA to Charlottesville and got to our hotel around 4pm. We wanted something to do before dinner that would not take too long because we did not want to sit in our room. Carter's was an excellent choice. The view from the mountain is amazing and the drive up the mountain... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We have been visiting Carter's Mountain for at least 15 years or so and have always looked forward to our trip there. Of course the charm that it had when it was a small operation has been gone for quite a few years. We had planned a trip to pick peaches over the 4th of July weekend and woke early... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The view is worth the short drive from town. You feel like you are on top of Virginia. The staff was friendly and the peach cider donuts are fantastic. The store has plenty of fresh fruit and wine options as well as belly stretching donuts. You should make the time for a quick visit.

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Pennsylvania
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39 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was a great view and a scenic drive to the top of the mountain. But other than that, nothing out of the ordinary. A few small shops of wine, fruit, and gift items.

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