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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, Outdoors
Owner description: Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern, Carter Mountain Orchard is family-owned and operated...
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Type: Farms, Outdoors
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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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 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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Louisa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The apples are so full of pesticides that they taste like pesticides. The prices are are very high and they do not treat handicapped people with respect and let them drive their cars closer to the orchards or help them in anyway. Neither does Chiles who owns this orchart as well. They treated me like I was going to steal... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The view is nice when you arrive, yet the drive up the steep, winding road is a nail biter. Steep drop offs on the side of the mountain appear endless. Do not go in September/October when the road is bumper to bumper with tourists! Large orchard with retail shop selling cyder, apples and touristy nibs. I'd give this place a... More 

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VA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The views from the top of the mountain are spectacular. Then you have to get some cider doughnuts that are warm! The store has many interesting items if you need to get inside to warm up. Outside you can pick your own apples or pick them from the bins. The road is now paved all the way to the top... More 

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Zanesville, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The orchard is very close to Monticello on route 53. Check their web sit for operating hours. They very by the season.

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Arlington, VA
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218 reviews 218 reviews
70 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It's hard to beat the 360 degree view from the top of the mountain. The apples are good, and a bargain at $1.59 a pound. There's nothing else up there with the grill closed. The hot cider was good, too. They also have pick-your-own (same price), and cider doughnuts, for those so-inclined.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our annual trip to the orchard was very successful as each of our 5 Grandchildren were able to pick and yes eat as many as they wanted while picking. The Pink Lady apples are the best I've tasted and probably the only apple worth the $1.99 a pound that we paid to pick. We actually picked over 60 pounds of... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Stopped here for fruit on our way back to PA. This place is a total rip off. Apples were just as much as supermarket, maybe more. Candy apples were $4.00 a piece. Save yourself the trip and money and find a better priced orchard or supermarket. There are NO BARGAINS HERE!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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176 reviews 176 reviews
58 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was my first visit to the orchard. The views are very nice and it's a nice place to spend some time walking through the trees. However, everything is overpriced. One dollar for a small glass of cider and another dollar for a small donut is ridiculous. When I saw how much people were paying for the apples, I couldn't... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The apples here taste incredible. I also highly recommend getting a box of their famous donuts, which I tie for the best donuts in Charlottesville with the spudnuts shop.

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