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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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View from the top of the world!

We were surprised to find a full working orchard on the top of this mountain. It is a steep winding drive up to the top, but you are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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North Canton, Ohio

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North Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were surprised to find a full working orchard on the top of this mountain. It is a steep winding drive up to the top, but you are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The orchard was just beginning to pick apples when we were there. They had 4 or 5 varieties and you... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed picking apples and sipping cider and wine on our trip to Carter Mountain! Everything was delicious and it was definitely a new experience for both my husband and I. We had a great time! Beautiful view!!

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Buffalo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Orchard offered pick your own peaches and apples along with prepicked fruits to purchase. There is also a wine shop on the site. The view was beautiful. From the store you can look down the valley to the city of Charlottesville and across the vast fields of fruit trees and grape vines. There is also an ice cream shop... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was a pleasant stop along I-64 on our way out west. Nice way to stretch the legs, breath some better air and have a little something to eat while shopping for fruits. The food menu is small and limited but the choices are refreshingly different (carrots and hummus, fruit and cheese, etc.)

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Orchard is gorgeous and the snacks are tasty. The views are spectacular and we happened to go on a Thursday night when they were open late . They had live music and the Bold Hard Cider Cellar was open, which was a huge plus!!

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My 10 year old daughter and I pick peaches here each July and apples each October. It's a fun outing that's only about an hour from home. My 13 year old son used to come, but is no longer interested. It's much less crowded in the summer than it is in the fall. If you are picking apples in the... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The drive is very pretty. The view from behind the store is spectacular. You can pick variety of apples and peaches. Very good peach cider and other apply products available inside the store.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was a great stop during our vacation. In our time on the mountain we were able to do a hard cider tasting, a wine tasting, enjoy a glass of wine, shop for farm market items, and walk through an apple orchard. They also have a bakery which had some delicious looking donuts and pie and a place to get... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Carter Mountain Orchard is located at the top of Carter's Mountain Orchard which gives wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and the city of Charlottesville. All the fruit is locally grown and they offer local cider, cider doughnuts and peach ice cream. There is also a wine tasting room offering wines from Prince Michel Vineyards, as well a separate tasting... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect as this was a completely random stop on our trip home from Lynchburg but we were very glad we stopped in. Sampled wine, hard cider, and enjoyed the awesome views. Also, if Katherine W is working in the wine tasting room do a tasting. She was super friendly, knowledgeable, very sweet and a pleasure to... More 

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