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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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Picking apples in the clouds

Wow this Apple orchard is on top of a mountain very cool great views. Lots of good variety of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
via mobile

We've been to Carter Mountain previously to pick peaches. This time we were there to pick apples... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jan P
Fairfax, 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
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“apple picking” (108 reviews)
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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow this Apple orchard is on top of a mountain very cool great views. Lots of good variety of apples to pick or already picked. Also why variety of fall type products apple pie apple cider pumpkins. Prices were reasonable service was good considering how...More

Thank Maridale2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been to Carter Mountain previously to pick peaches. This time we were there to pick apples. They had all kinds: fuji, stayman, golden delicious, etc. The place was very busy but not so crowded that you were elbow to elbow; plenty of space to...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We always love taking a picnic up to Carter’s Mountain. Our kids can roam and have fun while we enjoy the view. It is also a great place for apple picking, you can’t go wrong with a taste of Bold Rock.

Thank Tegan S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We hit Carter's after a trip to Monticello. Though it was later in the day we were still surprised to find out they ran out of their donuts. We got apple pie a la mode instead, which was great but still a consolation prize. The...More

1  Thank Jen R
Cynthia C, Owner at Carter Mountain Orchard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your visit. Friday is the only day this season that we sold out of donuts before the end of the day. We apologize that you were not able to get some, but glad you enjoyed the pie. It was a busy day...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Carter's Mountain is known for its excellent apples, but I have to tell you the peaches are the best in Virginia. They're crisp, not mushy, and they actually taste like the peaches of my childhood (back when dinosaurs ruled the earth). Seriously, their fruit can't...More

1  Thank Becky B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The winding country road lead to a large hilltop vineyard and orchard of apples and peaches. We arrived at lunch time as a class of second graders were picnicking and about to leave. The view of the Blue Ridge and valley before us was a...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have many different variety of apples there. The donuts are DELICIOUS!!! My kids and I enjoyed picking our own apples. The view is AMAZING!!! They have things for the kiddos to do and special drinks for the adults :). There is a grille there...More

Thank V8392KTtinas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just driving up the mountain side is a wonderful adventure; we passed through such beautiful country all the way. When we arrived, we shopped for fresh produce and cider, took in the views, and left w peach ice cream cones in our hands. Delicious and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to stop for some apples on our way back to Virginia Beach, and had read about Carter Mountain Orchard. So many types of apples to pick from, with characteristics listed for each. Some, I had never seen before. Also, there is a lovely...More

Thank nyvics
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped because we were passing thru the area. Not sure I would drive three hours to go here, but I know people that do. Loved the drive up the steep mountain road, we saw them harvesting grapes. We wanted the experience of apple picking...More

Thank harks
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12 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.
Katelyn W
30 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.
Mutmainna T
26 July 2017|
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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.