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Carter Mountain Orchard

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Address: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: +1 434-977-1833
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Food, apples, beer! It's all here. Lovely setting. Pick for yourself or just relax and enjoy the sunset.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Clark M
kinderhook, United States
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kinderhook, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food, apples, beer! It's all here. Lovely setting. Pick for yourself or just relax and enjoy the sunset.

Thank Clark M
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been many times to Carter's Mountain and each time it's as nice as the last. Tubs of many varieties of apples to choose from or pick your own. Moist sweet Apple cider donuts. Cider, pottery, canned goods and more. There's a tower to view the beautiful 360 degree views. Nice place for a family outing.

1 Thank luvmyfirman
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drive up the beautiful winding mountain road to the top of Carter's Mountain for the best locally grown fruit in central Virginia. The orchard is located just a couple of minutes drive from Michie tavern and Monticello. Closed in the winter. Locals make their peach pies a July 4th must have, and apple and pumpkin pies in the fall are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a pretty place with beautiful views. All that and the peaches are delicious. Go during the week, if you can. The crowds are much smaller and there is no waiting in line. This is quite the tourist spot on the weekends.

Thank J L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Carter Mountain Orchard last week! The weather was cool and perfect for enjoying a cup of hot apple cider. There's so much to do, but the most fun is picking your own apples. Afterward, you can relax with a cup of hot apple cider and an apple cinnamon donut as you stroll through the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My first suggestion is either to love crowds or to be done picking apples before 1100. It can get crowded, especially on weekends during the fall. All the apple varieties were available and delicious. I have been the last few years and it is always a good little hike around the orchard. I would plan to get a cider and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ice cold Bold Rock cider served all day till 6pm Scenery is amazing! Over 10 types of apples to choose and hand pick! Hot apple cider donuts. Prince Michel wine tasting and can purchase by the bottle or case. Hot apple cider. 4 types of Pumpkins. Great fun place to visit and relax.

Thank ChristopherPSenger
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For an enjoyable experience, get here as close to 9a as you can. Parking can get very backed up. My friends and I came mid-October and a lot of the apples were picked from height-level (though I'm short at 5'2"). We sort of resorted to shaking the trees, which brought more than we needed down to the ground. The landscape/views... More 

Thank harrisce4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did our annual trip up the mountain. This place keeps growing and getting better We always end up with too many apples but not a bad problem to have

Thank Chad E
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We attempted to go here on a Saturday early afternoon... with thousand of our closest friends... Seriously, we approached the orchard from the east and we were not allowed to enter the orchard road from that lane. We were waived away from the orchard road by an orchard employee. We gave up any thought of turning around when we saw... More 

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