Carter Mountain Orchard123 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4349771833
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Farm
The place was established in 1974 in an old apple barn as a small retail business but later grew into one of the most famous markets in the city. The market is not for year around, rather it opens early July and remains so till the Thanksgiving. For shoppers, the place packs a lot of stuff. Yes, you will find everything, from crafts, jams, jellies to tee shirts, gift items and what not! There are plentiful of fruits as well for those who are into organic reap. Located next to Monticello, it is a family owned and operated market with spectacular landscape of mountains and greens. Come here to explore the essence of American suburb and get acquainted with the culture of the city. The freshly baked pies will surely impress you to buy few more while you are at it!
Carter Mountain Orchard Hours
- Timings may differ for next year. Check with the website before visit.
- Hours of operation can change due to extreme weather. Check with the website before visits.
How to Reach Carter Mountain Orchard
- By car or taxi.
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63.73% of people who visit Charlottesville include Carter Mountain Orchard in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
50% of people start their Carter Mountain Orchard visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Carter Mountain Orchard
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Carter Mountain Orchard
Carter Mountain Orchard Reviews & Ratings
Very crowded because it is just that amazing. We stood in line for 90 minutes to get hot apple cider donuts. The donuts are AMAZING. The frozen cider is a lovely treat on a warm day. The apples are yummy. The pulled pork sandwich and burgers are so dry they are inedible. And at the prices they charge for such simple fare... this is why I gave them 4 stars. The rest of the experience is definitely 5.
Always a great experience. Different apples depending on when you go, of course, but usually at least one you'll like. Gonna be making lots of baked goods for the next good while. Besides apples, they also sell home Depot apple donuts, which are always good, and fresh apple cider. Speaking of,bold rock has a little cellar there, where you can buy some hard cider as well as get some served for you to have while taking in the mountains. All in all a lovely spot to go for a day.
Retrospectively now that I have tasted Apples from here, I can say they are the best apples I had. Got some apple cider. very good. the apple donuts were okay, average at best or at the same quality you would get from a supermarket bought donuts. a little dense and not much apple flavor but more just sugar sweet. Still because apples were so good, 5 stars.
Great place to get out of town and experience a true Virginia spot. Beautiful views of the Blue Ridge mountains with local made ciders, wines, donuts, pies, and jellies. Go apple picking or just enjoy the view while eating and drinking. Special concert events every Thursday evening during the summer. Dog friendly.
We visited on an uncomfortably hot day. Some of our group braved the weather to pick juicy ripe fruit from the trees. The rest of us ( those more highly evolved... OK, the wimps in the group). bought juicy ripe fruit that the good people of Carter Mountain Orchard picked and packaged just for us...and all the other folks there too, I guess. We were there at peach pickin' time and were amazed at all the different varieties available. There is a very nice store there that the women folk and children enjoyed snuffling around in but the peach ice cream was number one with me. All the folks that we met staffing the store and otherwise tending to visitors' needs were both pleasant and informative. There is even a very interesting Thomas Jefferson connection to the orchards history but no spoilers here. Ya gotta go to know. Oh and if the weather cooperates the fall colors up there will be breath taking. There are scenic views in both directions. I you are a photographer, bring your gear to capture the beautiful panorama on one side of the mountain. I say that because one side of the mountain overlooks a markedly more natural terrain than the other It was memorable.