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The Orchard at Altapass

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Address: 1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-5701
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+1 828-765-9531
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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A beautiful view, education and adventure

Growing up in Wisconsin we'd frequented numerous apple orchards. At first we found The Orchard at Altapass to be confusing to locate where the current selections of apples were... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2016
Hopkins, Minnesota
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Middleburg, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Small place. Not what they advertised or I expected. Tourist TRAP is correct word. Waste of time and money

Thank susans1007
Hopkins, Minnesota
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

Growing up in Wisconsin we'd frequented numerous apple orchards. At first we found The Orchard at Altapass to be confusing to locate where the current selections of apples were located... as they weren't lined up on a flat location in rows. This made trying to find the actual apples we opted to pick ourselves difficult as the map, signage and... More 

Thank djpanic2016
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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22 reviews
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Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

I have visited The Orchard each year for the 8 years that I have lived in Spruce Pine and this year may be my last. It's a unique stop while touring the Blue Ridge Parkway but not a necessary one for the locals. One would expect to find Red Delicious apples (in season) at a apple house and don't even... More 

Thank Mona E
Boone, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 13, 2016

We were annual visitors to the Orchard at Altapass for years before moving to the NC High Country in 2012. Since then our visits have become more sporadic, not because of the distance from our home, but rather because the experience isn't as good as it used to be. They still have large bins of locally grown apples of all... More 

Thank statingthe0bvi0us
Pearland, Texas
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2016

we were excited to go - drove 45 minutes to get there and they were closed. there was nothing on the signs to tell customers- and there were many coming when we were there. We walked around the orchard and the area was beautiful but wish there had been some kind of info letting us know they weren't open. we... More 

Thank Terry M
Burnsville, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

They alway have entertainment during the week, suggest using their website. Food and soft drinks available, Jams, jellies and other produce available. And of course apples. Rides around the orchard and special events like the Chili Cook-off alway good fun.

Thank johnelse
Burnsville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016

We love going to The Orchard, to pick apples, to buy apples to see and dance to the entertainment and just hang out. They have great gifts and souvenirs, really something for everyone, even if they might not have any apples!

Thank Mootheart
The Villages, Florida
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

The Orchard at Altapass has great apples, apple picking & food along with live mountain music. It's a great combination. Also a gift shop with canned vegetables, jellies & yur normal tourist items. Some nice locally made hand goods too.

Thank Baja001
Gastonia, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 25, 2016

I would recommend stopping by. It's a fun place for the whole family. You can either buy the apples already picked or you can pick your own. Lot's of different things to sample or buy.

Thank monchee926
McMinnville, Tennessee
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233 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Perhaps we went at the end-of season as the apples available were not the best. Lots of canned items. ONE register open. Another middle-aged couple expected one-on-one help from the other cashier, so a line formed, and with people cutting line. NO apple pie. Juice from a carton. Nothing but ice cream and candy for eats.Looked like the place was... More 

Thank Ann M

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