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Carter Mountain Orchard, Charlottesville

Categories: Farms, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Pick your own apples, peaches, and nectarines at Carter Mountain Orchard. Enjoy different varieties of fresh seasonal fruits, including pre-picked fruits, delicious baked goods, and ice cream. Enjoy views of Charlottesville, the Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge Mountains while you sip the family-owned orchard's famous apple cider. This site also sells a number of other products, such as butters, jams, and crafts, and even offers wine tours. Make Carter Mountain Orchard a part of your Charlottesville vacation plans using our Charlottesville travel itinerary planner.
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  • What a wonderful place to visit in the fall, just a stone's throw from Monticello and Michie Tavern. Beautiful vista with the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Charlottesville in view. Plenty of pumpkins, foo...  read more »
  • I'll start by saying this place was beyond PACKED! If you go, plan to arrive at opening. Traffic was horrible around 3pm. The orchards closest to the parking lot were picked over, but there are plenty...  read more »
  • This is a fun place to visit that offers a spectacular view of Charlottesville along with its many types of apples. We like to stop and pick up Winesap and Stayman apples- we don't find this at home. 
  • I love their Apple cider doughnuts and peach cider drink. They have a great selection of salsas, sauces, vinegarettes, jams, wines, ciders, and fresh apples. Arts and crafts also available to purchase. Staff is helpful and happy to assist you. Parking lot is cramped and usually busy. Mountain road to get there, be prepared for steep climb in your vehicle. Beautiful views of mountains and orchards.
  • Nice area, beautiful views. Check before you go because they sometimes don't have fruit ripe enough to pick.
  • Great family attraction! Pick apples, ride in wagons, and see the parking lot! Tons of fun family fun to be had here
  • Came for Thursday night sunsets. Place is great with amazing views of the surrounding area. Live music and tastey food options that compliment the hard cider and wine.
  • This place is beautiful and worth the trip. However this year I am very disappointed in the market area. I am from here and always "run up the mountain" to get peaches, vs the store or farmer's market. This year 3 out of 4 trips the produce they have out is too under ripe, so much so they stay like rocks on the counter.
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