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Carter Mountain Orchard

#3 of 91 things to do in Charlottesville Features Animals
1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Surprisingly good food.

Apple picking is a fun way to spend an afternoon.I highly recommend the apple cider donuts and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Charlottesville, Virginia
Loved this place

Great place to visit, shop and eat! The food was delicious and so was the peach cider!! Bought a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Reviewed yesterday

Apple picking is a fun way to spend an afternoon.I highly recommend the apple cider donuts and the barbecue. Apple cider donuts are really really good and always fresh. Barbecue has a great flavor and I would suggest putting your coleslaw on the sandwich. Very...More

Thank bengrainger3321
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to visit, shop and eat! The food was delicious and so was the peach cider!! Bought a pie to take home and it was great as well. Cute farmstead shop. A must visit!

Thank the0s4
Reviewed yesterday

The views are worth the trip up the mountain and the sunsets are breathtaking. They have several events during the year so check their website. But if no events happening at the time you want to go, it's still worth the trip! The shop has...More

Thank Clorlee
Reviewed 3 days ago

We drive three hours each year to spend a fall weekend in Charlottesville and Carter Mountain is always on our list of must dos. Such a beautiful setting and great views. Tons of activities for the kids and adults. We took the dog too! It...More

Thank rchadd1996
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a drizzly day, so we were a little restricted--no orchard picking for us! We did however shop the produce and household items in the store and visited the winery and cider shop. The winery had many tasting options including a lot of...More

Thank acw1030
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth the trip for the view! They are on top of a mountain. Great apple pie! Also enjoyed an ice cream.

Thank Fred H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing views on all sides! They have added a grill brewery type shop since our last visit. This place is great fun for everyone.

Thank Lori_Carlson_Realtor
Reviewed 5 days ago

I already loved Bold Rock Cider but having it fresh on tap here was even better than expected! We tried two different flights of 5 ciders each and they were all good. Topped it off with some delicious peach ice cream! I believe they have...More

Thank jdboyle
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stay for lunch enjoy the awesome view. Before you leave pick hour own Applesand then enjoy fresh apple cider and apple donuts. They also have a general store with collectibles and huge draft beer menu. Really worth your time to visit their website and learn...More

Thank RMBrooks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a view the scenery is the best! Come to view. Food, wine cider and shop enjoy it all. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view of the Blue Ridge MTNS. Leave with apples you picked yourself in season!

Thank tfloyd1041
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Mutmainna T
July 26, 2017|
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Response from Chip L | Reviewed this property |
Apples are not in season but the peaches are wonderful - probably the best we have ever tasted. I suggest picking you own and having it with a bree sandwich with a glass of wine at the picnic tables. Thursday will be a... More
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Cynthia C | Property representative |
Hi, no reservations are required! Please check our website and social media sites leading up to the date for the most updated picking information. See you soon!