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Sky Top Orchard

#3 of 10 things to do in Flat Rock Features Animals
Pinnacle Mountain Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731
+1 828-692-7930
Review Highlights
Excellent day trip

This is a wonderful Apple Orchard I visit at least twice every year. Besides having fresh apples... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2015
John H
Greer, South Carolina, United States
Great Caramel apples!!

We always try to make it up there a couple times a year. Their caramel apples are delicious and do... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2015
Dorothy E
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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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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“apple cider” (31 reviews)
Pinnacle Mountain Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731
+1 828-692-7930
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is a wonderful Apple Orchard I visit at least twice every year. Besides having fresh apples (unwaxed), They also feature fresh cider, apple pies and Cider donuts. You can't visit there without sampling all their foods. The apple cider donuts are a must! And,...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We always try to make it up there a couple times a year. Their caramel apples are delicious and do not stick to your teeth. YUM!!

Thank Dorothy E
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Beautiful location. Great apples. Try their donuts if available. Great selection. Go in the fall for super color.

Thank 60beaumont
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

My family of four (kids 8 and 2) along with my brother's family of four (twins 6) and my parents went to Sky Top today. Their website recommended avoiding 10am-noon as it's the busiest time. We arrived a little before 2 and the place was...More

3  Thank Tim P
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We have lived in NC for 11 years and never have been here! Let me just say it's worth the 2 1/2 drive we took! Beautiful place, apples are cheap, apple slushies are amazing, Apple coder is amazing and the donuts are worth the 30...More

Thank CouponDivaDes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Many varieties of apples, free tasting of any variety, home made apple donuts are hot and very tasty, pick your own apples or purchase already bagged apples, have other products for sale. Good place to bring children.

Thank golfer8906
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous place! Dog friendly in the orchard BUT there needs to be someone in the orchards directing people on where to pick and what to pick. We were sent there with a map which was nice but when you are there, everything was picked or...More

Thank CSturm79
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We had a great trip to this orchard! Our two year old loved picking apples and grapes! the petting farm is small and you have to stay behind a fence, but she still enjoyed feeding the goats. Apple donuts are a must!! Will visit again!

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This place is great for lttle kids. Lots of playground area and you can taste test different apples. They have many varieties of apples but they don't make is clear which you can and cannot pick. We were told several were in picking condition but...More

Thank Joey J
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Vacationing in Flat Rock so we took a short trip up the road to Skytop orchard and very glad we did. What a beautiful location with a multitude of pick yourself apples. The honey crisp are the best apples I have ever tasted. Hope the...More

Thank rcwjas
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a cost for the hayride and other kid activities? If so, how much? Thanks!
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
Will the Fuji apples be available Sunday and Monday?
22 September 2016|
Response from meteordust | Reviewed this property |
Check their web site, they tell you what is ready to pick
Is there a fee to enter the orchard or do you pay by what you pick? We've never been and I think this would make a great day trip!!
11 October 2015|
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Response from Kristy C | Reviewed this property |
No fee to enter or park. You just pay for what you buy.