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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This would be a wonderful place to bring a family for a day of fun. My husband and I visited in conjunction with a tour of Monticello, hot air balloon ride and kayak trip on the James and we loved all the experiences. While the Carter Mountain Orchard may be a little tamer, it offered beautiful views, a wide variety... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We enjoy visiting Carter's Mountain for fresh fruit, homemade ice cream and donuts, music, dinner, wine and sunsets. Wonderful place anytime and particularly on Thursday evenings with the live music.

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Hampton, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Carter's is a place we love to visit every year! We bring lots of family & friends each fall to go apple picking. They have a great orchard, plus stores with food, delicious apple cider, and homemade goodies. Don't miss the apple cider doughnuts! You pay for the apples you pick and they do accept credit card. You can bring... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you are looking for a great trip to take with your family or some friends then it is worth the drive to carter mountain orchard. I would check online and try and make the trip around the time that they are having either their apple or peach festivals.

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Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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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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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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