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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Carters mountain orchard is absolutely gorgeous! My family had a great time picking apples and purchased fresh peaches and nectarines that were delicious! Don't miss their apple and peach cider slushes or apple cider donuts! Yum!! Lots of different jams, jellies,apple and peach butter and other treats to choose from. Their staff is friendly and helpful but the views alone... More

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Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were expecting a country market atmosphere, but it is trying. The Apple cider donuts which are advertised so much are fried who knows when, and lack flavor, skip those. The peach ice cream tastes like peach flavoring, skip that. We bought apples and peaches to eat on the way. So, it it worth a stop? Only if you need... More

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Weyers Cave, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The driveway is off the side of the mountain which was a little unnerving driving however once at the top the views are absolutely beautiful & well worth it. My son & I had a great time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are in the area, go here for nothing but the view. The peaches are great and the prices are nice but the view is outstanding and worth the drive up the hill. It was one of the best experiences we had.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Unfortunately there was no peach picking offered the day we went, yet the view made up for it. It was nice they offered Prince Michel wine tasting, I enjoyed the sweet wine list. We had a small picnic of their delicious donuts and look forward to going back in the fall for apple picking!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you love peach cider like I do, do yourself a favor and buy it here. It has the most amazing flavor. They only sell the peach by the gallon, but you'll drink it quicker than you think! I bought some really great donut peaches, and the apple cider doughnuts are amazing; they are a little crisp on the outside... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I live nearby and go to Carter Mtn frequently for my fruit, pies, donuts and views! Always bring guests for a little visit as well. Last time we tried the wine tasting - Prince Michel wines. I loved the wines and the pourer was very kind and knowledgeable. However, I was shocked and actually embarrassed in front of my guests... More

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Purcellville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

These were the best peaches we have had this summer. Large juicy peaches. Wish they were closer so we could get more. Would love to attend a Thursday evening sunset concert.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Thursday Evening Sunset Series is a great way to spend a Thursday night. During the summer and early fall they stay open until 9:00PM on Thursdays. They have a great little country store and you must try their apple donuts. You can buy dinner from the Mountain Grill, and there's a wine shop where you can have wine tastings... More

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Galion
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We traveled up the mountian to get peaches. Missed the tour but was able to buy peaches and see a great view of the valley

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