Boa Vista Orchards
Boa Vista Orchards
4.5
Wineries & Vineyards • Farms
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Open 363 Days a Year Offering Fresh Fruits, Pies, Ciders, Donuts, Wines, Veggies, Juices & More! We Also Offer Seasonal Events: Pumpkin Patch, Berry Festivals, Egg Hunt, Christmas Trees & More!
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Linda W
Sacramento, CA9 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
I live less than 8 miles from BOA Vista and try to visit once a month. This is one of the cleanest public places around and has decent parking!! We love their fruit pies and fresh donuts. This is one of the largest apple farms and it really lends itself to families and tourists alike. They are open early in the morning (it opened at 7:30am this morning) and is only closed two days a year!! Long after many of the other orchards are closed for the season , BOA Vista is still open and has plenty of goodies to offer. The only downside to today’s visit is their new card policy…. If you choose to pay by credit or debit card there is about a 4.25 percent to 4.50 percent charge. I bought a dozen doughnuts and the total in cash was $28.95. Had I used my credit card it would’ve been a little over $30 and some change. We also bought 8 gallons of apple cider, a berry cheesecake pie, jar of garlic olives, special pickles and a few other little things. My total for that was $167 and change. Had I not had the cash on me it would have been well over $173.00. Between the two purchases it would have cost me an additional $8 or more just to use my debit card. Other than that… we loved the early morning fire burning, stocked shelves and great specialty food items.
Written November 17, 2022
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AdventureTaco
Placerville, CA9 contributions
Mar 2020
I shop here year round. They have the best prices on fresh produce, hands down. When yams are $1.79/pound at the grocery store, I can get them here for $.69/pound. Not sure how they do it, but, I'll take it! Their items in the bakery section look yummy but I try to not indulge too often. There's really something for everyone in their shop.
Written June 22, 2020
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Krysblair
Roseville, CA922 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
This is the best place to visit in Apple Hill. The hard cider is a MUST try. Don’t let the long lines fool you, they move quickly and are completely worth it. The pastries and prices of everything are the best. Even the pumpkins are the cheapest I have seen anywhere this year.
There there’s plenty of parking and seating. It seems to be the most well maintained farm in the area. Very pretty views also!
Written October 29, 2020
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Jennie S
83 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We stopped here hoping for lunch with the BBQ which turned out to be closed. But we enjoyed looking at the produce and baked goods. We bought some of their homemade peanut brittle, dried fruits, and farm grown olives stuffed with Bleu cheese and garlic which are delish!
Written August 2, 2022
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windsurf3
calif1 contribution
Apple Hill is a wonderful learning experience for all ages. We especially like High Hill and Boa Vista. However, we had a bad experience at Pine O' Mine. We didn't know we had to get a bag before picking since there were no signs telling us what to do...and one of the men drove by on his tractor and watched us very closely and said, "apples are not free." We felt harrassed and insulted that they would be so tactless to make the insinuation that we were going to steal a few apples. It really destroyed our first apple picking experience...It made me want to just leave the apples we picked on the ground and just leave...but that would be unkind so we still weighed in and paid for them. Also, the workers/owners tend to smoke on the premises and it's not a healthy environment for kids or a pregnant woman. There was also a barn on the premises playing radio music and my daughter commented that it was too loud. I would never go there again due to their unprofessional and tactless behavior. There are many other farms that you can enjoy for a much more pleasant experience.
Written November 13, 2009
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Boxerdawgz
Beaverton, OR218 contributions
Sep 2010
I enjoy going up to see the leaves changing, having the cold crispy air against my face, and my son running around enjoying the scene. The drive is beautiful when it's not jammed packed with traffic. If you go in the early morning it's not as bad as the afternoon. It gets really crazy when it's closer to Halloween. But definitely worth a trip to get fresh pressed apple juice, apple pies and apple doughnuts!

My favorite grower is High Hill Ranch (#1) and Boa Vista Orchards (#3). At High Hill you have lots to see, arts and crafts, fudge factory, trout pond and samples of the apple cider. At Boa Vista it's open most all year so you can get your apple fix anytime. They have wonderful apple brownies (I know that sounds weird but they are so very moist and can't really tell there is apple in them.)

The views of the mountains and the fresh air is wonderful. It's definitely a hot spot when the weather starts to cool down. Later in winter if the snow is low enough it's a perfect place to play in the snow.
Written August 6, 2011
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crazyaboutravel
Shingle Springs, CA64 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
This orchard has everything. Vegetables, fruits, jams, pies, pastries, bakery, juice, you name it. They even has a beer and wine sample bar. Go see it you'll be impressed.
Oh and a fire pit too.
Written April 5, 2017
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WanaBinHawaii
Stockton, CA163 contributions
Sep 2012 • Family
We visit Apple Hill nearly every year! Our kids are grown now, so schedules don't always allow the whole family to go. But we have memories of times when High Hill offered helicopter rides and Grandpa's Cellar offered apples you could pick yourself. And the kids loved to ride the train at El Dorado Orchards. We have our favorite places for fritters (Abel's Acres) and apples (Boa Vista), and we never miss High Hill for their crafters, caramel apples, and caramellos! Even though Grandpa's Cellar no longer offers pick-your-own apples, they do have wonderful pies, syrups, and the cutest little store! Certainly worth the trip from Stockton . . . and this year we decided to stay the night before in Sacramento to enable us to get there earlier - great idea!
Written September 23, 2012
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mytwodogs
California21 contributions
Sep 2012 • Family
Apple Hill is made up of a lot of different farms and orchards, and though we've lived in the area for almost 4 years we have yet to visit all of them. Each place has its own unique appeal and we have yet to find one that we haven't liked. Most of the orchards sell a hot lunch during the fall, have arts and crafts vendors, have weekend entertainment, and a few allow you to pick the fruit yourself. Our favorites for lunch are: Kids Inc. (tacos), Boa Vista (tri tip sandwich), and Bavarian Hills Orchard (German potato salad.) We do not care for Abel's Apple Acres or Apple Ridge Farms because the food has been very bland each time we've had lunch there. However, Abel's and Apple Ridge both are wonderful places to take the kids, as there are hay mazes, pumpkin patches, horse rides, and a petting farm (petting farm is at Apple Ridge only.)

Our absolute favorite u-pick farm is Pine O'Mine. The owners and folks who run the place are awesome! They have always been friendly, down to earth, and have always taken the time to kneel down and talk to the kids about the proper way of picking an apple. They don't just hand you a bag and let you be on your way; they take the time to talk to you, point out and explain the different types of apples and their qualities, and are more than happy to answer any questions you have. We visit them during the summer for blueberries/raspberries and again throughout the fall for apples. The apples here are the best! This is hands down our favorite grower in Apple Hill.

It does get very crowded during the fall, so plan on starting out early in the day. The roads and parking can be a nightmare at times, but that is just part of the experience of visiting Apple Hill during this time of year. Make sure to bring a little extra money so you can splurge on Hot Apple cider, an apple donut, or an apple muffin. You won't be disappointed.
Written September 4, 2012
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NickChick
Las Vegas, NV175 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
I live in Las Vegas and we don’t have anything similar. This was recommended by locals and it was worth it. Had a wonderful day visiting and I was told that September was perfect month to beat the heavy crowds of late October and November. Highly recommend!
Written November 2, 2019
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