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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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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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Check out Carter Mountain website for events and specific picking information. We take our kids here every year and even our ( now) teens look forward to picking apples and eating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Check out Carter Mountain website for events and specific picking information. We take our kids here every year and even our ( now) teens look forward to picking apples and eating fresh cider doughnuts. Go on a week day to avoid the crowdsif possible. There is also wine tasting and food available. Simple fun.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time visiting the orchard. We were directed to the peach picking spot with instructions on how to find the ripest peaches. It was a short walk to the trees and we weren't disappointed! After picking our fill, we walked back to the barn for peach ice cream, peach cider donuts, and other shopping treats. The view... More 

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Thank Jana M
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Nice night with an incredible view on the mountain looking down on the city, music, fresh donuts. It is worth a stop. The evening we went it was just a solo performer, not a whole band - but it was fine. Just great to be out with the sunset, view, and dinner. We brought a picnic meal and bought dessert.... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Lots of wonderful fruit and fruit concoctions. We picked peaches recently, but have visited for other fruit picking too. Highly recommend visiting the cider tasting room! Yum! Ice cream is good, people are very nice. Everything we tried was wonderful. You can not beat the view!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The view is really amazing, and it's super close to Charlottesville. I wish I'd known about it sooner! They have peach pie this time of year, which was still warm from the oven when we visited, and peach cider donuts. And, of course, fresh peaches and nectarines. See their FB for current availability. Bold Rock hard cider and a winery... More 

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Thank Meriah C
Roanoke, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We tacked this excursion onto our trip into downtown and I was a bit disappointed. I expected a much larger bakery area; there were only doughnuts and a few pies. However, the drive up the mountain was phenomenal and the view from the top was breathtaking. It is a great place to take photos, but not so much for shopping.

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Thank Lynn M
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We visited Carter Mountain Orchard several times while our daughter was a student at UVA. We loved the produce, baked goods, wine tasting & spectacular views. This was a favorite place for my daughter and her friends- they loved the apple cider doughnuts! It is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon on a beautiful weekend.

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Thank Mary S
Gainesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

After a short trip up the mountain, you will reach the top when you see the red apple barn. There you will find plenty of parking, produce, gift shop and winery. On the back side of the barn there are tables where you can sit and take in all the scenic views of Charlottesville. This time of the year is... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

On a sunny day in Charlottesville there can hardly be a better place to come to than Carter Mountain Orchard. With an almost 360 degrees view from the hilltop location you feel like on top of the world! The visit also changed my attitude towards cider - since trying out an IPA cider (made with hops like beer) that you... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This was a great stop on our vacation in Charlottesville. Great views, drinks, produce, the flights are fun. Definitely coming back here.

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