Fall in Western North Carolina is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The trees slowly shift from green to brilliant hues of red and yellow. As the leaves begin to fall, you can see their stunning colors being carried through the crisp autumn air. The changing of the season brings in one of our favorite autumn activities: apple picking! When you stay at Orchard Inn, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from many places to go apple picking near Asheville, NC.
If you’re planning a fall stay in Western North Carolina, we can help! Our complimentary Vacation Guide has everything you need to know for the autumn getaway of a lifetime. In it, you’ll find other activities like apple picking near Asheville, NC, the best restaurants in the area, annual events, and more. Cut your planning time in half when you download our free guide today!
5 of the Best Orchards for Apple Picking in Asheville, NC
Grandad’s Apples N’ Such
Grandad’s Apples N’ Such has been offering apple picking near Asheville, NC, for four generations. Located about 20 minutes away from Orchard Inn, it’s the perfect place to experience this fall activity. Here, you will find varieties like Granny Smith, Candy Crisp, Arkansas Black, Braeburn, Pink Lady and Gold Rush across the gorgeous 70-acre farm. An added bonus is Grandad’s pumpkin patch where you will find pumpkins and jack o’lanterns in every size and shape!
Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard
Located in our neighboring town of Hendersonville, Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard is just a 25-minute drive from Orchard Inn. This is one of our favorite spots for apple picking near Asheville, NC, because you can see breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as you pick. Plus, you can enjoy other fall fun such as a 5-acre corn maze, an apple cannon, and a pumpkin patch!
Wilkie’s Orchard is a pick-your-own-farm that can be found in Edneyville, North Carolina. They also have a roadside market that is the perfect place to pick up some harvest-inspired goods to take home after your trip! Find apples, jams, jellies, specialty gifts, and more.
See sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as you enjoy apple picking at Justus Orchard! This orchard and farm combination creates the perfect outdoor experience; children enjoy rides on the cow train, and everyone loves visiting the farm animals and the ducks at their pond. After you’ve picked your apples and enjoyed the animals, make sure you go to their bakery to get freshly made apple-based goods. The smell of pies baking will draw you right in!
Sky Top Apple Orchard
At Sky Top Orchard in Flat Rock, you’ll find panoramic mountain views, orchard ponds with ducks and geese, a barnyard, lots of picnic areas, and a mountaintop of fragrant apple and fruit trees! Pick your fill of apples, then make sure to end the day with a freshly-fried apple cider doughnut. It’s like a true taste of fall!
Book Your Fall Getaway Today
There is no better place for a fall getaway than Orchard Inn! Located near countless spots for apple picking near Asheville, NC, we even have a small orchard of our own. We use our orchard and gardens for our farm-to-table restaurant, Newman’s. We invite you to make a reservation during your stay! Browse our cozy accommodations, then book your fall getaway. We look forward to seeing you!