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The Orchard at Altapass

PO Box 245
Little Switzerland, NC 28749
United States

Contact details

Telephone: (888) 765-9531


To get to the Orchard, take the Blue Ridge Parkway from the entrance at Route 226/NC Museum of Minerals and turn North onto the Parkway. Travel 3 miles to the Orchard Road and the Orchard at Altapass.

Open Times

All week in Sept/Oct (otherwise not on Tuesdays), May 31 through Novem; Shop Hours through October:


The Orchard at Altapass is an Appalachian cultural and historical center celebrating the people, music, art, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains. Over 100 years old, the Orchard sits right on the Blue Ridge Parkway providing some of the most amazing scenery in North Carolina. The Orchard is now open DAILY from 10-6. We serve up mountain grown apples, authentic mountain music, local mountain arts, jams, jellies, sauces, sweets, gifts, and more. And don't forget apples! Come pick your own, or take home a bag hand-picked by our talented staff!

Products / Fruit Grown

Virginia Beauty, Grimes Golden, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Stayman-Winesap, and many more!Apples available for local collection

Varieties grown

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