Carter Mountain, an apple and peach orchard, sits just three miles down the mountain from Monticello. It is a convenient pit stop to watch the sunset after a day at Monticello and a popular spot among locals and tourists alike. Although Carter Mountain specializes in apples and peaches, the orchard also allows guests to pick their own vegetables, strawberries, flowers, and pumpkins. Visitors may also purchase a variety of delicious pre-picked fruits and vegetables.
Carter Mountain reinforces an authentic Central Virginia experience complete with homemade cider, donuts, and ice cream. The Country Store and Bakery offers all of these local favorites, along with apple butter, jams and jellies, fruit syrups and pancake mixes. For visitors looking to stock up on these delicious items or purchase more as gifts, Carter Mountain offers online shopping. Visit their online shop here.
For visitors looking to end an eventful day at Monticello with a relaxing afternoon, Carter Mountain offers live music at their Sunset Series. This special event takes place from mid-May through the end of September on Thursday evenings. Sunset Series is a great opportunity to hear local bands and enjoy Charlottesville’s stunning view. With free admissions, this is the perfect opportunity for guests to bring their own picnic or enjoy the mouthwatering options from the Mountain Grill and cider slushies and ice cream from the Apple Barn.
Cater Mountain also includes the Bold Rock Cider Cellar and the Prince Michel Wine Shop. Both of these alcoholic beverages are favorites amongst Charlottesville locals. For more information on Bold Rock Hard Cidery and the Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery, visit the Charlottesville Guide Breweries and Wineries Listings.