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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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Good family fun day

This place is gorgeous. If you go during peak season be prepared to sit in a line going up and down the mountain. You can pick certain apples at certain times. The donuts are out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This place is gorgeous. If you go during peak season be prepared to sit in a line going up and down the mountain. You can pick certain apples at certain times. The donuts are out of this world! We go every year !!!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fun place to visit, the views are outstanding, the fruit is abundant and the children have a great time running around. As mentioned in other reviews traffic and parking on popular days can make the trip challenging.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Carters Mountain is a great place to visit and during the Apple Season you get to go and pick your own Apples or if you don't want to walk among the Apple Trees then they have bins of apples all ready picked for you. You can get Fresh Apple Cider and food and climb the Lookout Tower to get some... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Carter Mountain is a treat for all ages. Apple picking over scenic views, live music on certain nights, patios to drink wine and have a picnic, and space for little ones to run around. The only downfall is the traffic on popular days- the cars stretch both up and down the mountain! So plan on visiting before or after primetime... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a place you'll want to return to again and again. Take all your houseguests to Carter Mountain and enjoy the apples and peaches, the wine, the great views and more. A real treasure.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place for pick your own options, or skip the trek up the hill and fill your bags from the bins at the store. The store sells nice gifts as well as doughnuts you will devour by the boxful, before you leave the mountain.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Saturday and it was crowded. When we parked the car and was getting my baby and 3 other kids out of the car the parking attendant yelled at me because I had the car door open to get baby out of car seat. He was wanting to park the next car so close that I needed to... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

until you have eaten one or two or three of Carter Mountain's fresh doughnuts. Better yet, throw caution to the winds and buy a dozen right now. And yes, it can get crowded. Best to avoid Saturday morning or you'll find yourself in quite a line. As a person with a handicap I can say there is simply no way... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Love this place. Can get a little crowded and there might be a bit of a walk sometimes but love to come here and pick myself some great apples to take home. Make sure to pack a lunch. After picking sit down and eat with a glass of wine. Or you can do some tasting in their wine tasting room.... More 

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Keswick, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

One of the highlights of summer is the Thursday evening events at Carter Mountain. Music, great views, good crowd ! fun for families with young children, university students or retirees. Buy your ripe peaches and cider donuts and make one of the best desserts in town.

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