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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
Owner description: Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern, Carter Mountain Orchard is family-owned and operated. Our mountaintop location affords spectacular views... more » 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 « less
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Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I decided to make a trip to Charlottesville for our anniversary.... So glad that others recommended Carter mountain to us! It was GORGEOUS! It was so fun picking apples and taking in the views. It was really busy, but we never felt too crowded. The donuts are a must! We decided this will be an annual tradition... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What a beautful place! Well, we spoke to a local at Michie Tavern who gave us the great advice to show up at least by 8 am during this prime October season. We, of course, showed up at 1 pm after waiting on I64 for VDOT to paint white lines on the road for an hour, and then getting in... More

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Warsaw, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A Beautiful , and Fun place to Visit..WE enjoyed everything this place had to offer EXCEPT for the DRIVE up the mountain to get there.. There is NO Guard rail or fence to help visitors feel safe..instead you close your eyes and SCREAMM and PRAY that your car does NOT go off the side of the mountain and you die!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I took my family here for a day trip during October when they have the Hay rides. We got there at about 1100 in the morning and encountered a little line leading up to the orchard. There were people directing traffic to park and it was packed. Walking up to the barn there was a welcome table where they gave... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I came here with my husband and a friend to pick some apples during the Apple Harvest Festival, which runs the whole month of October. The weather was rainy the day before up until we went, so I advise wearing a good pair of boots in those conditions. The apple cider doughnuts are amazingly delicious and go perfect with a... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Carter's Mtn. is a great stop to see 360 views of Charlottesville and there surrounding area. During the season you can pick peaches and apples. They offer food for sale, along with confections and apple cider in the fall. On Thursday evenings they stay open later so you can sit and watch the sunset! A plus is there is a... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We came here for a family outing to pick apples and take them home. There were plenty of apples of different varieties. This attraction is very crowded on the weekends. I would suggest getting here early in order to park. It took us almost 45 minutes to get to the parking lot because of traffic and an inefficient parking system.... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We have been here a few times and came back this year with our 18 month old for the first weekend of the fall festival. As expected it was busy but considering it was a Saturday afternoon with a home UVA game, the fact that we got right up the mountain was impressive. It can get very busy so be... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Beautiful views, apple & peach picking, and seasonal favorites like pumpkins & gourds. You have to try the donuts, apple cider slushie, and the apple pie that melts in your mouth - delicious!

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Decatur AL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Picked apples from the tree and bought pumpkins today. Had hot cider and cider donuts out on the deck. Lots of cute pictures we're a result. Great place.

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