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Carter Mountain Orchard

#3 of 87 things to do in Charlottesville Features Animals
1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Pretty view, but better orchards around

The view is beautiful, but it's rather expensive to pick your own apples. It's crowded up there and... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Dottie D
Yummy Peach Ice Cream and More . . .

On the way back to our resort after visiting the Trump Winery for wine tasting and lunch we stopped... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Spring, Texas
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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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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

The view is beautiful, but it's rather expensive to pick your own apples. It's crowded up there and is not the best variety of apples to pick. We much prefer an orchard on the other side of the mountain.

Thank Dottie D
Reviewed 15 September 2016

On the way back to our resort after visiting the Trump Winery for wine tasting and lunch we stopped at the Carter Mountain Orchard which was recommended to us at the winery. We enjoyed the peach ice cream and the views and strolling through their...More

Thank sandy19552016
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for family any day of the week, ride the wagon thru the orchard, pick your own apples, have apple or peach donuts, yum, while warm. Don't wsit til Friday to relax, take in sunsets and wine on Thursday. If you must take the...More

Thank Celia T
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to go pick apples. There donuts are spectacular. In the summer they have an event on thurs. nights that the younger adults all enjoy.

1  Thank Bill4886
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Nice place..beautiful scenery. They sell apples and peaches and donuts. The gift shops have cute local crafts.

Thank whereISthebeach?
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this lovely place on a weekend with family from Richmond VA ! Enjoyed the small and beautiful place which has some apple trees with pick yourselves arrangement which was fun for children ! There is a nice bakery , ice cream shop and wine...More

Thank Ramasprasad
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We stop here every time we come to charlottsville. We were late for donut peach cider this year, but still able to get several of our favorite apple and apple cider treats like the donuts! First time trying the cider slushies which were deliciously crisp...More

Thank Rachael M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Have visited Carter Mountain many times. This visit was just as good as all of the others. Beautiful views from this mountain. Neat little store and great apples and peaches (though the peach season is about over as of 9/6). You can select apples (lots...More

Thank virginian9
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great place! Something for everyone. Enjoyed immensely. Try it. Corn hole, peach ice cream, hard cider. Tops

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

As part of our end of summer celebration, we took our kids to Carter Mountain for some apple picking. First off, it was very easy to find off 64 and a simple drive up a mountain (no problems in our 4 cylinder). We reached the...More

Thank Trista C
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Questions & Answers
Mutmainna T
26 July 2017|
Response from CaptPatton | Reviewed this property |
Right now peaches are in season, and can be picked until September. Apple picking won't start until mid-August. You can pick until 6pm.
5 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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!