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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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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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Driving up to the top of this mountain was beautiful but for some reason I wasn't expecting the orchard to be literally on the side of the mountain. I was wearing my 3 month old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
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Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Driving up to the top of this mountain was beautiful but for some reason I wasn't expecting the orchard to be literally on the side of the mountain. I was wearing my 3 month old infant in a baby carrier, so walking through the super steep orchard was a little difficult. You can't beat the pictures though! Weekends in the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went early to avoid the car crush up the mountain....go early...we got there at 10am and it wasn't too bad. By the time we came back from picking the apples, there was a crush of people buying apples, doughnuts, cider etc. They have port-a-potties close to the parking lot but if you walk to the stalls selling food items,... More 

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kansas city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see forever from this orchard! It was December when we visited so we did not really get to experience the apple picking part of it. But it is worth the trip to get up there and see the Virginia countryside. Bring your camera and if it is a cold day, dress warm because it is breezy up there.

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Scottsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing views. Don't go on the weekend when they have fall events. There will be a ridiculous amount of people there. Not fun. Running mid May through late September, they have Thursday Evening Sunsets. This is definitely worth the trip. The sunset on the mountain is amazing. Don't buy the food. It is not that great and over priced, plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our children's first experience picking their own apples so that was fun. It was extremely packed the weekend we went. It took exactly one hour to get up the mountain with traffic. Had to wait a long time to find parking. We found that the experience was good, the apples were good, but very highly priced per pound.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would rate this as the best family event- apple picking, pumpkin patch, hay riding, hiking, drinking fresh apple cider/ it is a sweet memory for a lot of Virginian families .

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Virginia beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip up Carter Mountain. It was a beautiful day so you could see a beautiful skyline. We sat outside and enjoyed apple cider donuts. They offer hayrides which looked like fun..

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an annual family trip for Apple season. The cider is great, the baked goods are wonderful, and the hayride is a blast. Picking apples is a great time but definitely rent a picking pole. The observation deck provides one of the best views in the area. The road up can be a little tough on a low riding... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Place was packed and we went well before the fall rush. Hayride was a little disappointing - it just went in a circle so then you had to walk down the mountain anyway. The view cannot be beat though! Lots of fun items in the gift shop.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

It's a good place to get apples and enjoy the view.- also some interesting things in their country store.

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