Local Apple Orchards

During the late summer and fall months, visitors flock to the western North Carolina area in droves to take in the autumn colors and enjoy fresh apples from the many orchards. Our Highland Lake rentals provide guests with perfect lodging accommodations in an ideal country setting located just down the road from some of the best apple orchards that the region has to offer. While there are nearly endless apple orchards worth visiting in the area, the following selections have proved to be particularly popular with our guests at Highland Lake, NC.
Sky Top Apple Orchard – Flat Rock, NC
Located just a couple miles from our vacation rentals at Highland Lake, Sky Top Apple Orchard specializes in providing guests with the opportunity to their pick of their 25 different varieties of fresh North Carolina apples in a gorgeous country atmosphere. This “pick-your-own” orchard is one of the best places in the region for getting out there and filling a basket with delicious apples. After you’ve finished, you can enjoy some cold apple cider and take in Sky Top’s bamboo forest, duck pond and barnyard area.Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard – Hendersonville, NC

Stepp’s is another great local pick your own orchard that has an excellent reputation for growing premium Blue Ridge Mountain apples in a beautiful and peaceful setting. Visitors can expect to find a number of other activities to enjoy at this fourth generation working farm as well, including pumpkin picking, weekend hay rides, educational activities and a charming country store offering gifts and food items.

North Carolina Apple Festival – Hendersonville, NC

As long as we’re on the topic of apples, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the much celebrated state Apple Festival. Held every year in downtown Hendersonville, the North Carolina Apple Festival is the our states annual celebration of all things apple related, as well as a chance for local residents to share their culture, crafts and traditions with visitors from all over the country. The North Carolina Apple Festival is held over Labor Day weekend with festivities set up along Hendersonville’s quaint and historic Main Street.

To find about more about our Highland Lake rentals and other fun things to do in the area, contact Diana at 1-800-873-0224.