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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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This place gets crazy in the fall, so get there early or be prepared for traffic jams on the weekend. Their apple cider donuts are to-die-for. It's fun for families, with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Mary Lou S
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Keswick
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Keswick
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This place gets crazy in the fall, so get there early or be prepared for traffic jams on the weekend. Their apple cider donuts are to-die-for. It's fun for families, with hayrides, live music in the summer, extensive gift shops and wonderful apples for picking or already picked and ready to go.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Go for the view; it's amazing! But you can't leave without trying the applesauce doughnuts. This is a great family destination for picking out a Halloween pumpkin, or peaches and apples during the season. This is one of our favorite places to visit every year.

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Charlottesville VA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I can't really fill out the "When did you visit?" question because we have been there a number of times over the years. Tasty treats, fun to ride on the wagon in the fall when apples are in season. Especially fun to try to pick out landmarks from Carter's Mountain -- easy to spot with its radio antennas when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Come see the beautiful fall leaves of Virginia and pick some apples and pumpkins while you visit. This is a great spot for kids because they offer hay rides, you can buy apple doughnuts, drink some warm apple cider and enjoy the view from the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains.

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Charlottesville, VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Yes, it's become quite busy up on Carter's Mountain. But their donuts and white chocolate caramel apple cookies are totally worth it! And now they have music, wine, and a grill to sweeten the deal. And there must be apples somewhere too, right?!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We drove up here at the suggestion of someone we met in Charlottesville. We had the place to ourselves so we bought a glass of wine and sat on the deck in the sun soaking in the view. It was a lovely way to recover from touring. A big part of the operation are the apple orchards so I understand... More 

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Purcellville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Carter Mountain Orchard was a last minute decision. So glad we didn't miss it. The views from here are gorgeous in all directions. The gift shop has a very nice variety of things to buy and we enjoyed visiting the winery and having a taste. They make great apple cider donuts. Looking forward to another visit in the Fall during... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

a spectacular spot for hiking + an easy bite of food. One of the most well known areas around the town of Charlottesville, Virginia

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Hartford, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

it was a sunny but cool and breezy day when we visited.The apple trees were not blooming yet but we bought a plastic glass of Prince Michel wine to drink on the deck and took in the beauty. Only about 4 other people were there on a Tuesday afternoon. It was a longer drive up the hill than anticipated but... More 

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New Canton, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Pick by what is ripe, website is always up to date. Nice little eatery too. Kids love it. Wine tasting is a bit high price for the amount you try (about 2 tbs out of 8 bottles for $20)

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