Scenic Drive-Thru

Carter Mountain Orchard Scenic Drive-Thru service

Take a scenic tour of the orchard and stock up on ready-picked apples and other fall favorites without ever having to leave your car! No tickets needed, just drive on up!

The Scenic Drive-Thru will be open daily, 9am–5pm, starting September 11 through November 8, 2020.

When you drive up the mountain, please follow the signs for our scenic drive-thru. You’ll get a beautiful view of Charlottesville to the west, the Piedmont to the east, and our orchard in operation. You’ll stay in your car and we will load your purchases and send you around and down the hill and you are on your way—no lines of traffic, no mobs of people, and you still get your donuts.

How It Works

How do I place an order?

Pre-order at by 5pm the day before your visit. Choose “Carter Mountain Orchard Scenic Drive-Thru” as the pick-up location.

Do I have to pre-order? Can I order when I get there?

We highly recommend pre-ordering to ensure product availability, but on-site ordering for apples, apple cider donuts, apple cider, and apple butter will be available.

Don’t want to stay in your car? Learn about our Ticketed Entry option.