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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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Amazing view

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

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7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 of the way. But worth the effort. There is a beautiful setting for sunsets.

Thank CMtrips_12
Charlottesville, Virginia
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Carter Mountain Orchard has great views and is near Monticello but I find it pricey and catering to a tourist crowd. There are other pick-your-own orchards around Charlottesville that I find less crowded, just as tasty and less expensive.

Thank Cindy M
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

take a hayride through the orchard, fill a bag with pink ladies, and eat a few apple donuts. wash it down with some apple cider

Thank Sam B
Bellevue, Nebraska
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First, not much activity at the orchard due to time of year but an excellent winery called Prince Michel. You can taste their wines or purchase some and snacks and sit on their deck overlooking beautiful vineyards. It was a very pleasant afternoon for us. Would like to go back when the apples are ready.

Thank Nebraskasnowbird
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't stay here long because we actually had gotten a wrong address but it was a pleasant surprise for the time we were there. Nice little mountain top shop with great views. My kids loved the donuts.

Thank zipty22
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go here to buy fresh fruits and such. Sometimes it is worth it to pick so that you can have the highest quality fruit.

Thank FZ S
Gainesville, Florida
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This orchard is located near Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (I saw the sign for it while driving to Monticello). I was hoping to get some apple cider, but unfortunately it wasn't the season for it (they did have peach cider, though). However, I did have a good time taking pictures- the orchard is on top of a mountain, which gives good... More 

Thank Robert S
Leominster, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice spot to visit while in Charlottesville. Close to town and to Monticello, the drive up the mountain brings you to a large barn at the very top with splendid views of the city and surrounding area. The structures are rustic but pleasant. We enjoyed a flight of the hard ciders, which we found to be be quite... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often take visitors to Carter Mountain, it is a beautiful orchard and vineyard with tasting room. It is super family and pet friendly. A variety of food/snack items can be purchased and enjoyed while sitting on the deck. Check the Web for special Thursday evening music events. Picking fruit is always fun, but it is an extra treat to... More 

1 Thank Grace K

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