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“DON'T GO DURING PEAK LEAF SEASON!”
Review of Grandad's Apples

Grandad's Apples
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 30 December 2013

My Florida family & I were staying in the Sylva/Dillsboro area for a few days in mid October. We wanted to take our 3-year old grand daughter to a place where we could pick apples, go to a pumpkin patch & a corn maze. After driving 1 hour & 20 minutes on a Sunday, we were astonished to see that this place was nothing like advertised on their web site. Only 2 varieties of U-pick apples & very few trees to pick from, so we skipped that! The web site shows rows & rows of hundreds of pumpkins. They might have had 40-50 total. The corn maze cost $8/person & you had to wait in a long line to pay. There were tons of people there waiting in line to buy apples & apple products. They need to get more help to handle the customers at peak times. The whole place was a zoo! We left & went across the street to buy apples to take home. Dillsboro/Sylva has a wonderful place with better apples, apple products & baked goods. We wasted our time going to granddad's. False advertising on the web site.

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

This is by far the best orchard in Hendersonville. If you want fresh apples without the rotten or bug bitten ones in your bag then this is the place to go. You can either pick your own from the trees or pick them from bins if you don't want to buy prepacked bags. They have all sorts of apple baked foods, the apple pie and hot cider are awesome! Friendly, family owned and operated! It's a great time for the kids as well, on the weekends during the summer you can purchase bbq and listen to some good down home music from local bands.

1  Thank tcrook57
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

...and they have lots of good things to eat! ...including apple fritters, apple donuts, apple pies, apple turnovers, caramel apples, apple cider and much more.

Grandad's Apples is open daily from 9-5 through the month of November. The orchard's address is 2951 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792. Telephone 828-685-1685.

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Our 5 year old loved riding the little cow train ride that went through the corn field and apple orchard. Delicious fry cakes and Bar B Q and refreshing apple cider slushies! Enjoyed relaxing on the hill and taking in the breathtaking views of mountains.

1  Thank Carolyn S
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We went to Grandad's specifically for the types of apples they had available to pick, but also because we thought their other offerings (corn maze, cow train, barnyard, pumpkins, etc.) might interest the six-year-old with us. Unfortunately, most of the activities were aimed more at very young children (2-4), and we weren't willing to pay for the corn maze. But the apple selection was great, we enjoyed picking, and they had more apple-based baked goods than I expected -- the cider donuts, of course, but also apple pies, fried apple pies, apple turnovers. And you can't beat fresh cider. We were pleased with the pricing (apples are more expensive at the state farmer's market in Raleigh) and the quality of the apples.

Thank RobinL270
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