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Carter Mountain Orchard

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Address: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
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+1 434-977-1833
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Apple picking and doughnuts mm

Great place to take the family for Apple or pumpkin picking. Good price for apples you get to pick yourself that aren't covered in wax like the grocery stores. Also have great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
lkhamner
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to actually pick apples, this is not for you. Carter's has a very large gift shop and apples are pre-picked in baskets. This was too commercialized for me.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to take the family for Apple or pumpkin picking. Good price for apples you get to pick yourself that aren't covered in wax like the grocery stores. Also have great apple cider and doughnuts available

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I moved to Charlottesville 8 years ago and Carter Mountain Orchard is my favorite things to do in the Fall. It is wonderful! This year new neighbor who moved here from New York came with me and she loved it, too! We got HOT Apple Cider Doughnuts, Apple Butter and a HOT Apple pie! She said she really enjoyed seeing... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the road to Monticello, Carter Mountain is well worth a stop. A full menu of apple options, newly picked from their orchards as well as store filled with food (check out the freshly baked pies) and gifts. The main attraction at the top of this mountain is the scenic view ("on a clear day, you can see forever!"), with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Always come here when in the Charlottesville area to get some fresh pick it yourself apples to bring back home.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

This place has really cool views and is great for family outings, kids can pick their own apples, have cider, etc. Pro tip: Pass on the wine tasting and go straight to the alcoholic cider bar below the main shop. The area's wines are much better at Trump and Blenheim.

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Thank Valerie B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Very close to Monticello, the orchard is great for apple picking and scenic views. The facility also serves fresh hot/ cold apple cider, and has variety of farm products available at the store. It is a bit of a walk (10-15 min) along a dusty road to get to the trees. And we had to walk downhill several rows of... More 

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Richmond, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We didn't come to pick apples, we only came to check out their store: PRICEY. Ended up picking up some delicious apple butter. The view was worth the drive. We came during the week to avoid the crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Donuts and other food. Great gift shops.Breathtaking view up there on the mountain. Wonderful apples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

This is a great place to go with the whole family. Whether for apple picking or just sitting and listening to the music while eating dinner and sampling local beverages, to just sitting and admiring the fantastic view, this a great excursion to for all. The doughnuts top it all off!

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