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The Orchard at Altapass

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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We went looking for apple orchards and was pleasantly surprised when we found old folks dancing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
fireman9170
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Beautiful and yummy place to stop when in the area

Great, breathtaking views overlooking the orchard and the mountains beyond. The apple pie was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
P3892XXheidig
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Charlotte, United States
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  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“live music”(15 reviews)
“fudge”(22 reviews)
“apple pie”(12 reviews)
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1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-5701
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+1 828-765-9531
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went looking for apple orchards and was pleasantly surprised when we found old folks dancing to Ole time shin dig music. It was like going back in time. It was so cool to see how the older folks act, we loved it!!! The grilled...More

Thank fireman9170
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great, breathtaking views overlooking the orchard and the mountains beyond. The apple pie was exactly as it should be. There was live music too. Definitely worth a stop on your journey to support this non-profit dedicated to preserving and protecting the blue ridge mountains. People...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Apples didn't make it this year but their hospitality did. Small restaurant . Think we tried everything they had. Fudge, ice cream, apple pie. Local preserved food for sale. They did have apples for sale, noting what happened with their orchard. Music (band) free for...More

Thank weekendwanderer19
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Went here for apples and they had 1 crate with 4 varieties of apples in bags (maybe 20 bags total.) They had live music and plenty of chairs to sit. People were handing out apple and fudge samples. They had fudge and ice cream for...More

Thank niteowljune
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Hey! Call before you go! Their website is well-maintained, but nowhere on it will you find out important and deal-breaking information like ALL THE APPLES DIED IN A LATE SPRING FROST AND THERE ARE NONE TO PICK. We probably would have gone anyway, but we...More

2  Thank Orad O
Reviewed September 4, 2018

They are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays! Just a quick heads up. But it is well worth the trip over to the Orchard. The people there are incredibly friendly. And the food is good. And I loved the live music! They even offered a dance...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

It might be an orchard but it's mainly a restaurant, gift shop and occassionally, a place to listen to live music.

Thank travelingmom1998
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This place is a hidden gem on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is not much in the way of signs for it, so you might accidentally drive by it. The trails through the apple orchard are nice and the views are breathtaking. We hiked and...More

1  Thank PapaBear1974
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We went to listen to bluegrass with our friends. So much fun. There is indoor and outdoor seating, food, ice cream, drinks and a shop. And also dancing. I think it’s open Thursday - Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday is like an open...More

1  Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This a true mountain experience. THe music, the clogging and the items featured in the store are unique. It is beautiful and relaxing experience. A nice place to spend a day.

Thank Ellen F
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79JoyC
October 8, 2018|
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Response from BCole61 | Reviewed this property |
Best thing to do is contact the Orchard directly...
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gardengal8306
September 24, 2018|
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Response from Orad O | Reviewed this property |
Hi! They do have some bagged apples from another orchard. I recall Golden Delicious and we purchased a boat of Stayman Apples. Those were the only two varieties. Good luck.
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nursebkq
September 21, 2017|
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Response from Kats1986 | Reviewed this property |
No. But the rides fill up quick, so just get there early. And be there 10-15 min before the ride starts. It is first come, first seated...
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