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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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Great family outing!

This is a fantastic way to spend time with your family. The views are breathtaking and the kids will have a great time either picking their own apples or selecting some from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Evon W
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic way to spend time with your family. The views are breathtaking and the kids will have a great time either picking their own apples or selecting some from the already picked bins. Also, don't forget peach season. The peaches are so delicious and your little ones will have even more fun if you take them home... More 

Thank Evon W
Charlottesville VA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So many great new things about Carter Mountain. Cider donuts, oh Yum! The views are spectacular, so close to the city. The new paved road is great, having a traffic cop on busy weekends makes it so safe. Vineyards are beautiful. Don't miss this authentic piece of VA!

Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fresh picked peaches and apples, in season. You can also pick your own. Peach or apple pies, apple cookies and apple cider are also available.l

Thank boblittlerhinostudio
Charlottesville, Virginia
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delicious apple cider do-nuts, prettiest views around and all the apples you can pick! A great place to visit in Charlottesville!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a family tradition to go to Carter Mountain every fall for apple cider donuts and to pick apples and pumpkins. This is a great place to go year round though. Beautiful views from every direction.

Thank Tina A
Arlington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for the cider donuts, but stayed for the views! Carter Mountain is a fantastic place. We visited at harvest time and opted to 'pick' our apples from their bins (vs. the pick-your-own option). They offer a tremendous variety of apples and we wished we had labeled each one so we could remember our favorites for next time. Each... More 

Thank Deborah M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got the opportunity to enjoy the orchard twice this fall. The view is captivating. You're able to look at the entire orchard from the top of the hill, they even have built overlook decks so you can get a picture! They have wine sampling from Prince Michael Winery which is located right next door if you wanted to go. But... More 

Thank Krystle E
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Working orchard with pick your own and already picked in season peaches and apples. Also has a country store with gifts and wonderful doughnuts. Has sunset celebrations with food and wine available for sale during the summer. Family friendly. Best views of the city. Just down the road from Monticello.

Thank Diane W
Farmville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year, my family and I enjoy traveling up to Carter Mountain Orchard to get our fresh fruit! They offer a wide variety of orchard fruits: cherries, peaches and apples, all bursting with flavor. One can either pick-their-own or purchase ready-picked fruit. They also offer "seconds" which are great for making preserves or pies. Inside one can find a nice... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to actually pick apples, this is not for you. Carter's has a very large gift shop and apples are pre-picked in baskets. This was too commercialized for me.

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