Photo of the Wine Shop at Carter Mountain taken by TripAdvisor user Tammi F., captioned "Hidden gem above Monticello"
Wine Shop at Carter Mountain. Photo taken by TripAdvisor user Tammi F., captioned "Hidden gem above Monticello"

You Love Us! Orchards Earn 2016 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence

June 6, 2016  |  Carter Mountain Orchard

Category: News  |  Tags: Charlottesville, Crozet, trips

For the 5th year in a row Carter Mountain Orchard has earned a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. This is the first year that Chiles Peach Orchard has been eligible for the recognition and they too received a Certificate of Excellence.

Sounds like the pick-your-own fruit, fresh cider donuts, views, and memories were universal hits!

Some of Our Favorite Recent Carter Mountain Orchard Reviews

I have a moody teen boy and even he enjoyed the walk around the orchard looking for the perfect apple to pick. Great family outing…will do this again.”

“The apples are incredibly crunchy and juicy….definitely better than store bought ones…”

The view is insane, the sunsets are mind blowing, the donuts are jaw jiving, the Bold Rock cider is liquid gold, and the apples will punch your taste buds with splendid favors you could of only dreamed of. Don’t pass this up. Make a trip and be sure to try a little bit of everything as its got a lot to offer.”

“For the past 9 years my family has visited Carter Mountain with our children and grandchildren. It is a wonderful day trip with plenty for the whole family to do…Make sure to get there early as the mountain gets crowded, and prepare to have loads of FUN!”

“You just have to do it. Fall isn’t complete without an orchard visit!…Make this a family (or friend!) tradition for the Fall…Remember your camera for panoramic views of the Blue Ridge!”

Come visit us on the mountain and leave your own review!

And Our Favorites for Chiles Peach Orchard

“The smell of peaches and fresh baked donuts welcomes you into the farmstand/market.”

“My gosh they can grow peaches! They are huge and so good when fresh! Pancake breakfast on weekends is good for young children. BUT go for the peach milkshakes!!!! That is the whole purpose of the review. Get a large milkshake!”

“Chiles is one of our favorite places to be. Beautiful area and the best peaches that you’ll ever have. Lots of other wonderful fruit options through the seasons as well. The people that run Chiles are wonderful.”

Try the milkshake for yourself and let everyone know what you think!

About the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.” The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

About TripAdvisor

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