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Sky Top Orchard

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Pinnacle Mountain Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731
+1 828-692-7930
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Learned a lot about apples

Didn't realize there were so many apple varieties. There was a view of apple orchards for miles... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Closed for picking

We drove a very long way, only to find they were closed for picking "but we could happily walk the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
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We are only open early August to late November/early December each season. If you see hours listed here on TripAdvisor on dates outside this range, they are incorrect. Always check our website for the most up-to-date information. We are a Pick-your-own apple orchard offering family-fun activities including apple and cider tastings, hayrides and a nature walk through a "bamboo" forest. Our season typically runs from the first week of August to the last week of November or first week of December depending on weather and other factors.
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“doughnuts” (55 reviews)
“pick your own” (35 reviews)
“apple cider” (36 reviews)
Pinnacle Mountain Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Didn't realize there were so many apple varieties. There was a view of apple orchards for miles which was amazing. Lots of honeybees around, because they are attracted to the apple juice. If you are very afraid of bees or have an allergy, best stay...More

Thank retiredJB
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We drove a very long way, only to find they were closed for picking "but we could happily walk the orchard". I checked the web site before we left and it never said their picking season was closed. Not nice. SO easy to put that...More

Thank bdette
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Apple donuts are amazing. I had no idea until we visited the orchard. There is a hayride and petting zoo. Glad we chose Sky Top! Dog friendly too.

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Self picking was over for the season. Had bags of apples, pies, donuts, and bins of apples where you could select your mix of apples. Pet friendly but not in the store. Play area for children.

Thank 50Awm
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This was my first time coming here and I really enjoyed it. Many of my coworkers and friends suggested this orchard as a fun place to visit. My boyfriend and I came, and while there were not many apples to pick since it is late...More

Thank Kelsey H
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Apple picking was closed but still a large variety of pre-picked apples to purchase. Apple slices to sample, playgrounds for the kids, and purchase hayrides. Great apple cider donuts, cider and cider slushies, bottled hard cider for the grown ups, caramel apples and fudge to...More

Thank Mom2clt
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This place has become a family tradition with me, my son, his wife, and soon my grandson. I've been to Skytop alone to commune with nature and eat doughnuts, and with my kids to pick apples, feed the animals, and enjoy the day. I like...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Never have I seen so many of so many different kinds of apples. Add to that outstanding cider, and you have apple paradise. The Apple prices were better than any food store. The cider is excellent, but expect to pay a premium price. Play area...More

Thank klsnclp
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Went there while traveling up in Asheville and this is a great place to stop with the family. They have a few play areas for the kids (Slides) and such. They offer hay rides, apple picking and a gift shop. I didn't see a pumpkin...More

Thank evpoker
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Wife and I were there late in the season but they still had a good selection of apples that were picked and bagged. Great homemade apple butter. Come in late September.

Thank Ken V
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20 August 2017|
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Response from kyagerhofer | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs need to be on a leash but very pet friendly!
4 October 2016|
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Response from Tammie J | Reviewed this property |
Yes its $2 per person. It is a very bumpy ride, but if you enjoy the beautiful mountains, it takes you around back of the orchard and its beautiful. It takes to places you might not know was there otherwise. Otherwise... More
Faye G
22 September 2016|
Response from meteordust | Reviewed this property |
Check their web site, they tell you what is ready to pick