Butler's Orchard30 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876, USA, United States
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3019723299
- Tags: Family And Kids, Farm
How about taking a stroll amidst juicy fruit trees, filling the environment with sweet aroma? Take a walk in the Butler’s Orchard and handpick some fresh fruits and vegetables. The experience of roaming in the fruit-filled fields, with lush setting will surely make you forget all the stress. Do not forget to try out their baked goods-apple cider donuts which are absolutely scrumptious. From strawberry picking to the popular pumpkin festival, people visit these orchards to experience something vivacious and new! Plus, the whole environment in this place is very refreshing, as it is in the countryside.
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Butler's Orchard Reviews & Ratings
Visited the orchard for fall festival and totally loved it. Apple sling shots, slides, twisted corn maze, country music, hay rides, sipping apple cider, picking apple and pumpkins...perfect way to enjoy fall. They have a cute little market where you can buy fruits and vegetables along with freshly baked goods. Loved their apple cider and apple cider donuts. I will be going back to buy some more and try other baked goods.
Butlers was amazing! From the kids point of view, they said, “this is amazing!” Or “can we go here now?!” Then, when we were going to leave, the kids were saying, “why do we have to go? Why can’t we stay? So, we LOVED butlers a lot. We recommend butlers if you don’t know what pumpkin patch to go to. If you out go, enjoy!
If you want a full run down of my feelings, read Edward Park’s review below. Came on a Sunday during the fall festival and YIKES what a mess. Traffic was completely stopped on all roads surrounding the farm. Once you actually got near the farm (likely 30+ minutes of sitting in traffic in the woods) you have to decide if you want to fight for parking at the tiny lot for the market or go to the festival. We were charged $12 per person to enter the festival (quite steep just for admission with nothing else included!) and then left to figure our way up to parking. I’d say this was only worth it if you have VERY patient children. Once inside, lots of cool stuff for kids but not much for adults. Apple cider doughnuts were pretty good, we walked to the pumpkin patch and took the hayride back (a bit of a hike but worth it to skip the line.) Pumpkin prices are reasonable once you pick them but after factoring in the admission fee, I’m reminded that this wasn’t a good deal. Also there is no access to the market from the festival so I left sad and without any apples. Won’t be back unless it’s a weekday and I acquire children.
Family owned and run farm, featuring a wonderful indoor farmers market with a great selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables, baked goods (breads, donuts, pies and more), canned and packaged items, seasonal decor, coffee, dairy products, kids gift section, and much more. Friendly staff. Pick your own Christmas Trees, Apples, Berries, Potatoes, Flowers, Pumpkins, and more in the fields, along with special events and festivals. Family friendly. Hosts family gatherings, birthday parties, company gatherings, and other special event gatherings. Ample parking on-site. Beautiful scenic views as you tour around the farm. A must visit, and you will be looking forward to the next visit once you do.
Thought this place would have been great from all the positive reviews, but I was not happy with this place at all. First off, the main road in is way too narrow to accommodate the traffic coming in. There's tons of overgrown branches that reach into the road, one portion was so steep that I got to really test my four wheel drive on our jeep Cherokee to get up it. Their website mentioned $7.50 a person for entrance, but when we got there they charged us $12 a person. It should have been my first red flag. The signs to the parking lot are lacking and confusing. Once you're in the parking lot the lanes are way too narrow with people walking on the side and still not having enough room to pass safely. Their map they give you is a joke that doesn't explain much if anything about the farm or where anything is located honestly. The Apple donuts and kettle corn was good, but after that we looked at the line for the hayride to get to the sorry excuse of a pumpkin patch next to the market and saw that it would be at least a 2 hour wait when it was already 3:30 and they stop the rides at 5 so we said no thanks. When trying to leave the parking lot good luck. No signs what so ever to exit the parking area. Lanes that are only wide enough for 1 car with cars coming down at each other. One guy on a dirt bike riding around randomly trying to control traffic, but really just stopping exiting traffic from just trying to get ready to turn. The parking by the market was the worst thing I've ever seen in my life. I highly recommend saving your money and not coming down for their fall festival. They really need to organize this better for how much they are charging for people to just come in. I'll never come back here again.