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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Beautiful scenery and a fun time

We often take visitors to Carter Mountain, it is a beautiful orchard and vineyard with tasting room. It is super family and pet friendly. A variety of food/snack items can be... read more

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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35 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We often take visitors to Carter Mountain, it is a beautiful orchard and vineyard with tasting room. It is super family and pet friendly. A variety of food/snack items can be purchased and enjoyed while sitting on the deck. Check the Web for special Thursday evening music events. Picking fruit is always fun, but it is an extra treat to... More 

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Thank Grace K
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Occasional music, fantastic views from the top of the mountain. Pick or simply buy. A fun family destination.

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Thank Arthur P
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ride up was a bit scary as the barn is truly on top of the mountain. Once there the view was wonderful and the Apple pie was the best-sweet and tart and full of chopped apples with a flaky crust. It was too early in the season for picking fruit. Nice country store with decorations and good item plus... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Carter's Orchard soon after moving to Charlottesville, and found it a much better place than nearby Monticello for views of the city and its surroundings. The apple trees were in blossom, and it was a pretty experience. I'm told that the prices there are high.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by this afternoon with friends and wandered thru the orchard for the views, browsed the general store and enjoyed the outside at their tables. Nice place to spend some time on a sunny day. GREAT views of the mountains and the Charlottesville valley.

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Thank M C
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible views and good baked goods. Also hard cider. Worth a visit just fit the view. Just drive slowly on the curvy steep hill.

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Thank Cindy D
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun family outing to pick your own fresh apples or peaches, depending on the season. Though Carter Mountain Orchard can be crowded on the weekends, they have the parking well organized and you'll be surprised at how efficient. Take time to relax and enjoy the view and an apple cider donut or a glass of wine after you've picked your... More 

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Lake Ridge, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Carter Mountain for picking apples or peaches, for it's cider and baked goods, and for its beautiful view. Be sure to check out the Thursday evening Sunset Series in the summer!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go Go Go.....you will want to see the spectacular views. Bring a picnic or buy food and wine there. Visit the shop.....we love the Apple and peach pies! Ok, yes if you want to pick peaches or apples you may have to call ahead and check for the season. But when the timing is right bring the kids and have... More 

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Rumford, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to just get away from the busy city area and enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. The hot cider donuts are to die for. Nice walking trails that are suitable for youngsters and senior citizens alike.

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