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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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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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Oh what a view!

I was blown away by the incredible view from Carter Mountain Orchard. Spent an evening with my daughter watching A spectacular sunset while we sipped cider and snacked on fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Beulah, Colorado
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Beulah, Colorado
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was blown away by the incredible view from Carter Mountain Orchard. Spent an evening with my daughter watching A spectacular sunset while we sipped cider and snacked on fresh apple cider doughnuts. It was a pleasant way to spend a mother daughter evening.

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Richmond, Virginia
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36 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been roped into coming here for a few years in a row. Always a zoo. No apples to pick. But I'll tell you what they do have- poison ivy, a whole orchard of it.

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Thank JR B
Arlington, Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our UVA student suggested we visit Carter Mountain Orchard last weekend -- I was stunned by the size of this operation! I was utterly charmed by the cheerful sounds of happy families laughing and chattering as they made their way through the apple orchards cascading down the mountain. Beautiful views. Variety of foods available, including warm, freshly-baked apple doughnuts.

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Thank Zipdedoo
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is always something my family looks forward to in the fall...when the weather is sunny and cool. We've been going since 2007 when we moved to Virginia. The mountain is gorgeous! Over the years, they've learned how to control large crowds on the weekends. Not 5 stars because if you are a first time visitor, you may be disappointed... More 

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Thank Latonya H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Carter Mountain is always fun. I have taken the kids and picked apples, peaches, pumpkins & enjoyed live music and wine! The views are incredible and it's so nice after a hike up the mountain picking apples to kick back and enjoy an apple donut or peach ice cream! Definitely a must see (especially if heading up to Monticello or... More 

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Thank Valorie E
Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoy a few hours here picking apples and enjoying the delicious apple cider donuts and apple cider slushies. This is a great place to come when the weather turns cooler.

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Thank NcGal100
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We come usually every year for the apple picking. The first year we didn't realize there was a bus that would take you to the top of the mountain. But we took that bus the second year. :) We usually buy an apple cider donut and one year we picnic-ed while enjoying the views. It is definitely a nice farm... More 

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Disputanta, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a wrong turn and ended out on the road to Carter Mountain Orchard. Once there we decided to wander around. Very crowded with little kids and tourists. We weren't in the mood so we visited the Bold Rock Cellar. Other than the beer and the view we weren't impressed.

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Thank maceb18
Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a good place to get a good view over the city of Charlottesville. The road up to the mountain is a thrill in itself, pretty steep. They have souvenirs and fruit for sale. Also hayrides, games, wine tastings. Pick your own apples are available in season. Note: the entire mountain, even outdoors is no smoking.

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Thank norskies
Frederick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go with the family or friends. Hard apple cider and wine tastings are available along with apple picking and FANTASTIC VIEWS. Cider, donuts, apples and pumpkins are there for you.

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