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Historic Orchard at Altapass

2020 - COVID-19 Operating Hours and Policies have changed. Phase I of the Orchard's re-opening process will begin Saturday, June 13th the Orchard's Red Barn will open between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays only.  There will be a limited number of people allowed into the General Store at one time.  The Orchard is practicing social distancing in efforts to keep guests and staff safe. 

Store surfaces will be regularly sanitized and Orchard staff are encouraged to wear non-surgical masks and gloves.  All tasting and sampling stations have been closed.  Until further notice, all musical performances are canceled and dancing is not allowed. 

The Orchard's staff and management are committed to following best practices during this health crisis.  They hope to see you soon.  

Legendary Charlie McKinney made his home here. Now, the site is much more than a century old apple orchard. Take home unforgettable memories of bluegrass music, hay rides, clogging, mountain cooking, area artists and craftsmen, original plays, storytelling and much more. Homemade treats, fudge, ice cream and the lunch wagon will fill your tummy, not to mention the delicious heirloom apples!  Milepost 328.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Open May through October.  Check their website, sometimes they extend the season into the first week or so in November...you never know how long the leaf colors will be here!

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