Hillcrest Orchards

Hillcrest Orchards, Ellijay: Hours, Address, Hillcrest Orchards Reviews: 3.5/5

Hillcrest Orchards
3.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
U-Pick apple orchard featuring festivals on fall weekends with agritourism activities including pig races, cow milking, wagon rides, petting farm, apple museum, moonshine museum, farmhouse museum, fairy tale walk, kiddie corn maze, jumping pillow, mini golf, cow train rides, pedal cart rides, trike track and Bluegrass Bands and Cloggers on the stage. Weekdays the large farm market is open as well as the petting farm and playgrounds. School tours available.SEASONAL!!! OPEN SEPT-NOV
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Johanna C
81 contributions
Best Apple Orchard & Farm Experience Ever!
Oct 2020
So many great fall activities at this orchard. We came in Oct. 2020 and had a great time with our 7 year old. So many kids activities-great petting zoo, jumping pillow, pedal tractors for younger and older kids, zip line, multiple playgrounds, large slides, horse drawn wagon ride to apple orchard of your choice with plenty of apples, pig races, cow milking, bungee jump and more that we didn't get to in our 6 hour long visit. There was live music on the stage which we enjoyed while having our lunch. The store was well stocked, the apple pies were amazing, and all staff were friendly. Yes, it was crowded but still plenty of room for everyone. Can't wait to go again this year!
Written June 24, 2021
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soldieroflite
Atlanta, GA214 contributions
Fudge apples
Oct 2020 • Couples
We came here hungry and was hoping for a nice lunch. Was not expecting hamburgers and hot dogs. If that was what you were looking for you can definitely find that. We got the fuge apples coated with m&ms and nuts that were sooo good. We also got some old fashioned apple butter. And headed out looking for lunch.
Written October 20, 2020
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Ches
Hanoi, Vietnam51 contributions
Owner is a rude old lady and mean to children
Oct 2020 • Family
This use to be a good place to come now it deserves no stars at all!!!! The OWNER is a very rude lady. My son was playing on the jumping pillow and yes he was throwing sand and I was getting onto him. He is 4 YEARS OLD by the way and the OWNER goes over to him gets him to come down and starts pointing her finger at him might as well say his face and starts getting onto him for throwing sand. By the way other kids were throwing sand yet mine is the only one that gets called out!! I understand the reasoning behind it but she had NO RIGHT TO START POINTING HER FINGER AT MY SON AND GETTING ONTO HIM. IN MY OPINION SHE SHOULD HAVE CAME TO ME AND HAD ME HANDLE IT AND SAY YOUR SON IS STILL THROWING SAND CAN YOU MAKE HIM STOP OR HE HAS TO LEAVE THE JUMPING AREA. SHE HAD NO RIGHT GOING OVER THERE AND.POINTING FINGERS AT MY SON THE WAY SHE DID IN FRONT OF EVERYONE. I dont know but I may just send BBB a review or complaint on this. WE WILL NEVER RETURN. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO TO THE OTHER ORCHARDS NEAR BY!!!You pass couple other orchards on the way to this joke of an establishment go to one of them. I tell the owner we wont be back and the old rude lady says "Thank You" like she glad we arent coming back. They keep treating their customers this way THEY GOING TO LOOSE them. I will not recommend this place to no one and I am going to let pur homeschool group now what happened and try to encourage them move our field trips elsewhere and if that dont work thats fine but we wont be back we will just go up the street to a different one while the rest of them come here I AM DONE with this place for good!!!!!!!!!!!
Written October 16, 2020
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AnnaRoseCampbell
Olympia, WA56 contributions
Money hungry, rude, unsafe
Oct 2020 • Family
My husband 22 month old daughter and I visited the orchard early on a thursday to avoid the weekend crowds. Upon arriving a sign said the orchards were picked clean. Each of us were charged 8 dollars to enter, including my daughter. However, she was not big enough to participate in most of the activities and when I asked an employee if I could accompany her onto a bouncing pad I was rudely told to was only for kids. The woman at the petting zoo was equally rude, hollering the rules at us in a condescending manner. The worst part was the large tube super slides. I took my daughter down on my lap, like many people were doing and half way down hit a divet and severely bruised my tailbone. We immediately went to urgent care and I'm still in pain. It was more of a money making scenario than a family fun place. I reccomend Burts Pumpkin Patch, they were wonderful.
Written October 13, 2020
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candd3
Macon, GA57 contributions
Great fun for kids! No clean restrooms!!
Oct 2020 • Family
The 14.00 entry included many activities for the kids. I thought the price was worth it for all the activities. If you have young kids, they will love it! The restrooms are a major problem. They only have porta potty options. They need to invest in restrooms for their customers. The toilet paper was not restocked through the day. I gave them a three for the activities, the food, and the apples. Overall it was a great experience.
Written October 4, 2020
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rustybob64
Dahlonega, GA3,301 contributions
Pricey
Sep 2020 • Family
Hillcrest is a nice orchard, but it is pretty expensive, lots to do but kinda run down, but it was built that way, good food items, but still over priced
Written September 27, 2020
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Kelsey H
Naples, FL31 contributions
Nope.
Sep 2020 • Family
After finding out where we normally U-Pick apples was not doing it we decided to try Hillcrest because it “seemed” they offered a good amount of activities. They charged admission which was slightly higher and we assumed it was bc of the activities. Well we paid our $56 to enter, that was 2 adults and 2 kids(4&2), then $8 for half a peck of apples. We came with additional family members as well. No one explained where to go or how to find the apples we were looking for. We started walking around the area and managed to do one activity with the kids before the rain started. When it let up we went in search for apples. Quality wise they were pretty rough...flavor is ok but they were still just tough. Once we finished it started raining again so we grabbed a few items to munch on. The items we got were delicious. So they have that going for them. Sat there for almost an hr waiting for the rain to let up and it never did. When we asked for a rain check bc we had only spent maybe 30mins a doing one activity and apple picking...they refused. Said we should wait it out. I have a 4 and 2yo who had already sat waiting for about an hr...that’s so disappointing. They already had way more money than it would actually be worth to visit there giving a rain check would have been kind. Plus we would have come back and actually spent more money bc we had enjoyed a few of the food items. It’s just bad business.
Written September 19, 2020
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Dan A
Alpharetta, GA855 contributions
The kids play area is a little run down.
Sep 2020 • Couples
My wife and I just wanted to pick a few apples, but had to pay $8 each to get into the area where all of the stuff for kids is and then $8 for a 1/2 peck bag of apples. $24 is a little steep for 10 apples. We were there on a weekday so none of the concessions in that area were open.
Written September 16, 2020
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phelpsusa
Orlando, FL734 contributions
Great place
Sep 2020
Great place, great people, great food, great picture taking, great parking, right off the highway, great location.
Written September 9, 2020
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Chalkley11
Tarpon Springs, FL197 contributions
Fun for the kids and grown folks
Nov 2019
Went here with my 17 y/o niece and we had a blast. There is a petting zoo with quite a few different animals, there is an outdoor market, there is a bouncy house area, slides and fun for all. Think it was $8 bucks a piece
Written December 30, 2019
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Hillcrest Orchards is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM