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Carter Mountain Orchard

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Beautiful Views and Delicious Donuts

This is a great place to take the family. The food is delicious, especially their donuts! Best of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christopher R
Ruckersville, Virginia
On top of the world... or at least it feels like it

After a trip to Monticello we popped over to the orchard. I'd never been apple picking and wanted... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
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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 weeks ago

This is a great place to take the family. The food is delicious, especially their donuts! Best of all, it's free to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a trip to Monticello we popped over to the orchard. I'd never been apple picking and wanted to see what this place was all about. Unfortunately as soon as we arrived it started raining but the drive up (literally) was very fascinating and fun....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jesss462
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a GREAT experience apple picking at Carter Mountain Orchard! We visited on a Tuesday after a busy October weekend, so we had to venture deep into the orchards for our apples but it was definitely worth it and a great experience. My husband...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thammock
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I love going to Carter Mountain for apple picking and apple cider donuts! It has gotten a lot more crowded since I first started going there about 10 years ago. Despite the crowd, everything is very well run and organized. I look forward to going...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Behnaz M
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This place is amazing from the views, the best apple pie I have ever had and during the summer amazing sunset concerts every Thursday. Perfect for couples, family, friends, children & dogs - everyone looks happy & relaxed up Carter Mountain. And as well as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joanna S
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Last visit to Carter Mountain was to show our exchange students the view of Charlottesville from the top of the mountain. There was no special event going on this evening but the place was packed. The have a food shack, (Mountain Grill) a goodie store...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tomanekw
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

This orchard is on the top of a hill so it can get very breezy and is super chilly. I wasn’t there to pick apples but others were doing this (though not properly dressed). I perused the country store and found that the prices were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 30 November 2018

We stopped by after Thanksgiving, and there were still apples to be picked! We rode the hay ride, which was about 10 minutes, through the orchard, and saw the men working to prune the trees. The road to the orchard was very muddy and slippery...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amy W
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Really delicious donuts and Apple Cider.. they have expanded the space and it is festive like every Thursdays apart from Winter !!!!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank reddyrkiran
Reviewed 25 November 2018

The road up can be a little intimidating, but it is well paved. Just take your time. At the top is one of the best views in the area. When you head back down, you'll be smiling because you now have a fresh supply of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Karen D
23 October 2018|
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Response from jonoe789 | Reviewed this property |
Route 20 South.
Vickie C
14 October 2018|
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Response from ashleyER27 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the type of apple, but most are around $1.79 per pound. Some of the later varieties have been more in the past. The price is about the same as the grocery store, but the apples taste much better.
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.