Hours & Where to Buy

Carter Mountain Orchard is open seasonally, late March through the end of December.


In effect September 11 through November 8:

Visit In-Person

To moderate crowd size and ensure social distancing, tickets are required to enter the orchard grounds, including the Country Store, Mountain Grill, Bold Rock, and apple picking fields.

Three time slots are available: morning, midday, and afternoon.

Orchard Hours

Country Store: 9am–6pm, Daily
Grab n’ go food will be available daily.

Mountain Grill: 11am–3pm, Mondays–Thursdays 
Open until 8pm  Thursday 9/17 & 9/24 for Thursday Evening Sunset Series ticket holders.

Bold Rock Tap Room: 11am–6pm, Daily

Apple picking: 9am–6pm, Daily
Please arrive no later than 5pm if apple picking.


Pickup Locally

Scenic Drive-Thru: Daily, 9am–6pm

Stock up on your favorite fall flavors—our famous cider donuts, fresh-pressed apple cider, ready-picked apples, and other orchard favorites—at our new Scenic Drive-Thru atop Carter Mountain.

Other pickup locations include:

  • Chiles Peach Orchard (Crozet) Curbside Pickup
  • Ivy Road Pop-Up Pickup (Charlottesville)

Ivy Road Pop-Up: Thursdays–Saturdays

We’ll have apples, apple pies, apple cider, apple cider donuts, and apple butter at our pickup location next to Anderson’s Seafood, in Charlottesville Oil Co.’s parking lot (2839 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903).

Stop by to stock up or pre-order by 5pm the day before.

  • Thursdays: 12pm–5pm
  • Fridays: 11am–6pm
  • Saturdays: 11am–4pm

Local Food Hub Market: Wednesdays, 4–6pm

Stock up on fresh apples, cider donuts, and apple cider at the contactless Local Food Hub’s Drive-Through Farmer’s Market in the Kmart parking lot (1801 Hydraulic Road in Charlottesville).


Get Home Delivery via USPS

Our online store is open 24/7 so that you can shop for your favorite apple butters, jams and jellies, and some fun and unique gift items. Please note we are unable to ship apples, cider, or any of our perishable products.


Were you looking for the hours for Chiles Peach Orchard in Crozet? View the Crozet hours

  • Glass Jar of Cinnamon Apple Sauce by Chiles Family Orchards

    Open year-round online

    Get a taste of the orchards any time by visiting our online store stocked with Chiles Family Orchards specialty jarred goods, at-home activities, apparel, and more.

  • Bold Rock Hard Cider on Carter Mountain

    Drink in the View

    Sample the fruits of our labor. Visit the Bold Rock Tap Room on the Mountain for a taste of local hard cider made with our fruits. It’s farm-to-table-to-glass!