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Carter Mountain Orchard

#3 of 84 things to do in Charlottesville Features Animals
1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Wonderful Foods, Tasty Food

The view here is amazing; it should not be missed. We enjoyed the live band on one side but there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura F
Centerville, Ohio

We went to one of the Thursday night concerts, and had a wonderful time. The view of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff M
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“apple picking” (95 reviews)
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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view here is amazing; it should not be missed. We enjoyed the live band on one side but there were not any tables. It would have been nice if the live music was feed over to the other patio. Get there early for a...More

Thank Laura F
Cynthia C, Owner at Carter Mountain Orchard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Laura, thank you so much for writing and for your lovely review! I'll pass all your notes on to our new chef - we're super pleased with the new menu! We do have speakers for the live music on both decks; perhaps some of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to one of the Thursday night concerts, and had a wonderful time. The view of Charlottesville from Carter Mountain is spectacular, so bring your camera. The sunset is beautiful. Also, bring chairs or a blanket and food for a picnic dinner. Alternatively, you...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice spot to get fresh ripened fruit! At the top of the mountain you can enjoy Charlottesville scenic views, enjoy theirs own fruits' slushies, apple cider donuts, their own fruits' ice cream, gifts.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best view of Charlottesville, this multi orchard, pick your own farm makes for a great family day. Country store, home made icecream and in the fall apple cider and apple cider doughnuts. Varieties of in season fruit for picking (or buying from the store) are...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go for nothing else, the view - almost panoramic! It was a narrow winding road but worth the uphill climb. They have an orchard, winery with wine tasting, ice cream, gift shop with a lot of homemade jams, jellys, etc. In the front,...More

Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must do with kids! It was so much fun. There is so much to do. The best time of year is the fall. You can easily spend an entire day there.

Thank 09Honeymooners
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This orchard has a great selection of food goods, handicrafts, an orchard to pick fruit, as well as wine shop and tasting room and a hard cider tasting room and shop. The views are wonderful so be sure to visit on a clear day. The...More

Thank Rochelle757
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best view in town and amazing apple cider donuts! This place is truly special. We want to come back in the fall for apple picking!

Thank MariaS12416
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can see Charlottesville from the top of the mountain. This is one of a kind place to visit with family.

Thank Tonygorila
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We;ve gone to Carter Orchard many times and always enjoy it. They have an outdoor seating restaurant, a fun country store with local products and we always go for fruit picking. It is a drive back from the main road and not paved for alot...More

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Do I have to book in advance for apples picking? I'm thinking of going there early September. Thanks
5 April 2017|
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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!
Hi, can you still pick good quality apples in mid November? Is it still worth visiting with kids at that time? thx
18 October 2015|
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Response from Charles D | Reviewed this property |
After talking with the owners, there are plenty of bagged apples, the views are great. There are apple pies (really good) Apple doughnuts, you can zap in microwave. You can try and or buy HARD CIDER from Bold Rock or even... More