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Carter Mountain Orchard

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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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I love the Fall

Love Carters Mountain in the fall to pick apples . Thi sure property is so beautiful in the fall... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robin G
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Yorktown, Virginia
Good family trip...pick your own apples.

Had a great time letting my daughter pick her own apples and the general store has all kinds of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CavaHoo22
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Roanoke, Virginia
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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
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pick your own” (106 reviews)
“apple picking” (114 reviews)
“donuts” (168 reviews)
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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
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+1 434-977-1833
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Love Carters Mountain in the fall to pick apples . Thi sure property is so beautiful in the fall but a year round attraction if you like nature and hiking trails . I would bet they have some type of music sometime in the summers...More

Thank Robin G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great time letting my daughter pick her own apples and the general store has all kinds of homemade foods. They also have a short hayride around the orchard and Bold Rock Cider is there if you want a drink. Bring a picnic or...More

Thank CavaHoo22
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great way to spend an afternoon whether solo, couple, family or friends. Apples were delicious and fun to pick. The donuts are worth every calorie! Great views. Can get crowded but they do a nice job with parking

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The orchard is situated atop The Carter mountain which makes for an amazing view of the vineyards and the city. The winery offers a fine selection of wines to taste. The store sells everything Apple related. If you're hungry there's a plenty.

Thank MasCabron23
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ready to plan our next visit because weather conditions caused us to modify our weekend in Charlottesville. We arrived promptly at the time they opened and found the staff to be very attentive. The freshly baked apple pies on display were warm and looked amazing....More

Thank 3prios
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to pick apples and the beautiful view. They also host a great Thursday night music series in the summer and a fun preschool program!

Thank bpulice
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Carter Mountain Orchard! I grew up in the Midwest, and Autumn visits to the apple orchard were a much-loved tradition. I especially loved the cider donuts! But then I moved to Texas, where there are no apple orchards, and I dearly missed the...More

Thank katsusanna
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Off season = great apple cider and hot cider. Plus always a great view and wine tasting. This is a fine place to take friends and family to look around, sample fresh food and drink and enjoy a mountain top overlook.

Thank Susan J
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Fun family trip, cider, beer, donuts, wine tasting, veiws. Good snacks, local jams and honey, Charlottesville has the best honey.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Great for family outings. Make sure you get here early in the morning, or you may be doing a lot of waiting. Do not leave without cider donuts.

Thank xylograph
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Rosemarie J
3 November 2017|
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Response from Becky B | Reviewed this property |
No animals. You might see deer, wild turkey, raccoons, possum or other animals native to the area, but unless they have a petting zoo event etc. there are no animals there as part of the attraction.
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BlessedbytheBeach
11 October 2017|
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Response from lpeterson518 | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee, just the cost of the apples you pick. The cost depends on the type of apples you pick but is slightly less than what you'd pay in the stores.
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Katelyn W
29 September 2017|
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Response from RMBrooks | Reviewed this property |
Yes...Fall Apples are in. Don’t forget the fresh Apple Cider and Hot Apple Cake Donuts. Visit the Carter Mountain for more info.
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