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“get place to get goodies”
Review of The Country Mill

The Country Mill
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Charlotte
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Owner description: The Country Mill orchard is the only mid-Michigan cider mill where a family can pick fresh apples, peaches, and blueberries at the same farm. We also offer our own locally grown vegetables such as sweet corn, winter squash, and pumpkins. In the fall, come enjoy tasting our homemade wines, hard cider, pies, donuts, and other baked goods. We also offer tours on Tuesday through Friday in September and October. Many activities on the weekends in the fall. Weddings and private parties year around.
Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“get place to get goodies”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

My husband and I have been out to the Country Mill twice so far this fall, and are planning another trip this weekend. Love the donuts, cider, and Now is my go to for their home grown popcorn -love the tender white, small kernels and all the kernels popped ! Husband bought the honey from their hives in the orchard, and he needs more and we will be getting it this weekend. He also bought the roasted pumpkin seeds which he also needs more of. We did the wine tasting and ended up getting 2 bottles of wine which I'm saving for our Thanksgiving celebration.
I would rather though that they had someone bagging up the donuts for people rather than serve yourself, it seems to be a fast process when it done by one of the bakers.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Extremely wonderful experience for the whole family”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

I went with my family and had a blast the kids loved the animals and they had a kids haunted house. They also had the best cider and home made doughnuts. We went out and picked apples of the tree. It was an amazing experience and I will be taking my family back next weekend! A++

Visited October 2013
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3 Thank kevin1980k
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The good and bad experience”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

There were many things to experience at this orchard. We had fun picking apples and rode the train back to the beginning of the orchard on the free train. We purchase donuts and cider. The thing that tainted our experience were that there was never good signage. We we struggled to know where to go and what to do and when we were two times in the wrong, we were treated poorly. We waited 20 minutes for the train to the orchard at the point we saw it depart. Many others asked us if this was the place to get the train, so we were not alone. When a train came and we boarded we were told it was not the free train and we had to get off. We then saw a sign on the train that was about 4 X 6 saying it was a 3 dollar fee. At the spigots to bottle your own cider it stated that cups were available at the register. We had sampled cider at other orchards, so at the register we asked for cups. We were confronted by a loud, rude, tall and skinny employee while filling our cups, telling us we were suppose to purchase and pour from our purchase cider!! It was a scene that called attention to us!! The sign was NOT clear and being people that always follow rules it was humiliating. There is always a way to address a mistake without making the customer feel like low life. Get your act together!!! Take some of your profit and make signage! There are many orchards to visit in MI and yours is not longer on our list.

Visited October 2013
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3 Thank SusanLD6516NL
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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“This place holds so many special memories”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We have been coming to the country mill for years! It is the best place to pick out that special pumpkin every year, eat a fresh donut, and try a cider slushy. There is so much love that has been put into this place, it's just amazing. Everything is reasonably priced and the food is delicious! We just tried their cheesy garlic bread with cream cheese and it is to die for! You get entire pan full for $4.99 and believe me it's incredible. This place is great, see for yourself!

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank AllisonC824
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Charlotte, Michigan
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best Cider & Donuts”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great place for a afternoon of family fun. Do not skip having a donut, absolutely wonderful with a glass of their excellent cider. The best orchard in Michigan!!!

Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Rebecca B
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Steve T, Owner at The Country Mill, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you. We just started making donuts today and should be making cider by the middle of August.
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