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Carter Mountain Orchard

Address: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: +1 434-977-1833
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern, Carter Mountain Orchard is family-owned and operated...
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Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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

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Palmyra, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We take appetizers and buy wine to enjoy the 360 degree view from the deck overlooking the Blue Ridge with out of town guests. We love their peach cider dipped doughnuts in June. We buy crates of apples and sometimes we pick our own. We go several times a year for photo shoots, delicious fruit pies and shopping or just... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We LOVE Sunset Thursday=bring food and a blanket, (but they DO have delicious food available) listen the band/music of the evening, buy a bottle of wine and watch the sunset over the mountains.....ahhhh (can't wait till THAT starts up again) Prince Michael has wine and flavored slushies available and all different types of apples available-we found a new favorite! *They... More 

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Pittsburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Watch out for those donuts. You can't eat just one! Beautiful view of the surrounding area, worth the short drive from UVA to get some fresh cider and apples.

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va beach va
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is worth the visit. The view on top of the mountain is worth the drive up to the top of the mountain is worth it. There are quite a variety of apple trees. You have got to try the cider apple doughnuts. Get some to take home with you. Great people that run the place.

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Powhatan, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have visited here several times, and each year wonder why we return. We finally had to say enough is enough and stop going due to the extremely large crowds. The food is good, the prices run the same as our local vendors for apples and pumpkins, so we do not go here any more. It is hard to get... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Carter Mountain Orchard is not worth the time or travel. We may be a little biased coming from upstate NY, but the price and quality of products at Carter Mountain left our minds blown (not is a good way). We really, really wanted to like this place, to the point that we went two separate times. The first time we... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went back in October for the first time. Was really surprised at the amount of traffic up the mountain & people at the orchard. That being said we had an awesome time picking apples, hay rides, doughnuts etc. We will definitely go back!!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Although the site is well set up and thought out for tourist comfort, the orchards lush and fruitful, I was disappointed by the chemical fog and frightened of the fruit and products.

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Washington, DC
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

but the crowds, even though well managed, makes one question whether or not it is worth it. During high season getting up and down the mountain is a nightmare. Very commercial so if you are expecting a visit to a family orchard you will be disappointed. Having said that - the warm donuts are yummy.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Carter Mountain is one of the most established orchards I've been to. They have acres and acres of different types of apples(in addition to peaches during the right season). The staff is helpful and well-educated to answer questions. The place is very kid friendly with hayrides and pumpkin picking in the fall. There is also a gift shop where you... More 

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