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Carter Mountain Orchard

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So many activities and things to enjoy!

Arrive early. There is plenty of parking but early arrival will put you in good stead. This... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
Arrive Early!!

Carters Miuntain ha become increasingly popular because o aa it delivers: whether it’ pick your... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charlottesville, 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...more
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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-977-1833
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Arrive early. There is plenty of parking but early arrival will put you in good stead. This wonderful scenic spot has much to offer but it is VERY busy during the fall apple season especially on weekends

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Carters Miuntain ha become increasingly popular because o aa it delivers: whether it’ pick your own wne asting or idet and dnut consumption. There is something for everyone. Bcause of this. I urge anyone but especially those visiting as a family. Parking is plentiful but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop on Day 1 of our visit to Charlottesville and we did not want to leave! The views are gorgeous! The apple cider donuts are delicious! The winery (Prince Michel) and cidery (Bold Rock) are great amenities at this orchard.

Thank kwcincyfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drive up the mountain on a paved road. Pick peaches or apples depending on season, enjoy ice cream or a glass of wine, sit on the new stone terrace and enjoy a view over Charlottesville! If you are lucky you might hear music!

Thank Sharron L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely Thursday evening at Carter Mountain Orchard enjoying the band, delicious peach cider smoothie/icy and the exquisite views of mountains. Magical place

Thank Lizzardooo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When my friends and I went it was peach season. Picking the peaches was an experience and a workout. I thought walking up the the mountain was difficult for me because I'm not in the best of shape. Someone later mentioned that it was probably...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here in the fall but this is the first time in laste summer to pick peaches. It was HOT. Very hot. Ice cream was a welcome treat at the and. Mid week visit and it was not crowded at all; schools are started...More

Thank LIZ R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place sells apples everything, from ice cream to candied apples to pie alamode. It overlooks Charlottesvile and the mountains and the views are spectacular. The place is surrounded by orchards and there are views from either side of the large barn.

Thank JosephH358
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great opportunities for picking apples and peaches. Fantastic views of Charlottesville’s from the deck. Haven’t tried the grill. Store has fresh picked produce from the orchard for those who don’t wish to pick. Other products available for sale. Grill available but haven’t eaten there.

Thank Jono E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited Carter Mountain twice, but I have yet to pick fruit so I plan to go back! The apple cider donuts are a must try, the gift shop is cute and reasonably priced, the patio is relaxing, and the beverage selection is great!

Thank Rbca78
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Rosemarie J
3 November 2017|
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Response from Becky B | Reviewed this property |
No animals. You might see deer, wild turkey, raccoons, possum or other animals native to the area, but unless they have a petting zoo event etc. there are no animals there as part of the attraction.
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
29 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.