All Things Apple In Shenandoah

The majority of Virginia's apples are harvested in September, October, and early November. That means it's time for apple butter, hard cider, and a medley of apple inspired dishes and drinks from our expert culinary teams. Fall in Shenandoah National Park is All Things Apple!

September Exclusives for Skyland Resort

Skyland Resort exterior

Book Your Shenandoah Reservation Today

Your Apple Time Getaway Includes:

- Room Accommodations at Skyland Resort
- Breakfast Each Morning
- One Complimentary Apple Cranberry Dessert Per Room Booked

Rate is also available by calling 877-847-1919 and mentioning Promo Code: APPLETIME.

Disclaimer: Package includes lodging, breakfast, gratuities plus one complimentary Apple Cranberry Dessert per room booked. Package rate is subject to applicable state and local taxes, and fees. Dessert voucher will be given at check-in and is redeemable in the Pollock Dining Room. Valid during current stay. Black out dates apply. Based on availability at time of booking.

The Pollock Dining Room
Featuring exclusive apple menu specials this month that you won't want to miss! Sous Chef Heather's Apple Recipes
You're seen her TV demos, now make it yourself at home!

Cooking Demos

Cooking Demo - Shenandoah National Park Tuesdays: September 1st, 8th ,15th, & 22nd
Join our Executive Chef and Sous Chefs in the Skyland Resort, Mountain Room each Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. as they prepare some of their favorite recipes using Virginia apples and hard cider! Learn the alchemy behind the cooking, then pull up a chair and taste the magic. You'll even receive a signature recipe card, so you can impress your family and friends at home! $10 per person.

Call 877-847-1919 to make your reservation today!

Hard Cider Tastings

Old Hill Hard Cider - Shenandoah National ParkWednesdays: Sept 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; Nov 4 & 11
Delicious and natural, familiar and flavorful, the Shenandoah Valley grown apples from Showalter’s family owned and operated orchard has brought back the American tradition of hard cider. Sample Virginia's Old Hill Hard Cider each Wednesday at Skyland Resort or Big Meadows Lodge. A minimum charge of $15 per person includes light snacks and a handcrafted souvenir glass. Tastings start at 3:00 p.m.

Call 877-847-1919 or the lodges direct to make your reservation today; Skyland Resort: 540-999-2212; Big Meadows Lodge: 540-999-2222.

Sept 9 - Big Meadows Lodge
Sept 16 - Skyland Resort
Sept 23 - Big Meadows Lodge
Sept 30 - Skyland Resort
Nov 4 - Skyland Resort
Nov 11 - Skyland Resort

Shenandoah Seasonings Hard Cider Dinners

Culinary Dinner Plating - Shenandoah National Park

Join our Executive Chef and Sous Chefs at Skyland Resort for a grand evening of fine food paired with exceptional hard cider! Events begin at 6:00 pm and include multi-course dinners featuring entrees such as Duck Confit, Honey Chipotle Glazed Quail, Red Snapper Escabeche, and Ancho Chili Rubbed Venison Tenderloin.

Click on a date below to view its menu!

Friday, September 11th - Old Hill Cider
Friday, September 25th - Old Hill Cider
Saturday, November 14th - Old Hill Cider

Book Your Shenandoah Reservation Today

Or call 877-847-1919 and use Promo Code CIDER

2 Day / 1 Night Package Rate Includes:

  • One Night’s Lodging 
  • Multi-Course Dinner with Hard Cider Pairings 
  • Cider Glass 
  • Breakfast the Following Morning 
  • Applicable Gratuities and Fees
Culinary Dinners Disclaimer: Rate includes meal gratuities. Taxes are additional. Package rate subject to current taxes and fees. Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice. Full pre-payment required at time of booking. 5-day cancellation required to avoid forfeiture of full pre-payment. Unused package components are non-refundable.

Apple Butter Celebration

Saturday - September 19, 2015
Skyland Resort (mile 41.7 and 42.5 on Skyline Drive)
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Apple Butter - Shenandoah National ParkCome to Skyland as the staff sets up the copper kettles and stokes up the fire for a day of apple boiling. Watch the process, give the kettle a stir, try a delicious sample, and take home some fresh-from-the-kettle jars of apple butter!

Our chefs will be creating delectable menu items such as BBQ Pork Sandwich with Apple Cider BBQ Sauce, Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Bacon Apple BBQ Sauce, Granny Apple Cole Slaw, Scalloped Apples, Apple Cobbler, Apple Strudel, Gala Apple Wedges with a Warm Caramel Sauce, and Cold and Hot Spiced Apple Cider.

Wine and hard cider tasting, pony rides, children’s crafts, and live entertainment are also featured throughout the day!

Apple Trails

To complete your All Things Apple excursion, we've built out some maps highlighting apple orchards surrounding the park, so you can enjoy this scrumptious fruit on every leg of your journey!

Washington DC to Skyline Drive

Apple Orchards - DC to Skyline Drive

High Places Orchards
121 Winesap Lane
Flint Hill, VA 22627
540-635-5537

  • Pick-Your-Own: Virginia Gold (Sept), Gala (Sept), McIntosh (Sept), William's Pride (Sept)

Williams Orchards
3 Williams Farm Lane
Flint Hill, VA 22627
540-675-3765

  • Not Pick-Your-Own, but In Season: Virginia Gold (Sept), Stamen (Sept), Winesap (Sept), Honeycrisp (Sept), Golden Delicious (Sept), Red Delicious (Sept), Rome (Oct), Arkansas Black (Oct), York (Oct)

Roy's Orchards
64 Old Hollow Road
Sperryville, VA 22740
540-987-8636

  • Not Pick-Your-Own, but In Season: Summer Rainbow (Sept), Ginger Gold (Sept), Gala (Sept), Golden Delicious (Sept), Red Delicious (Sept), Honeycrisp (Sept), Nittany (Oct), Granny Smith (Oct), York (Oct), Fuji (Oct), Pink Lady (Oct), Winesap (Oct), Winter Gala (Oct)

Thornton River Orchards
11587 Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740
540-987-8585

  • Not Pick-Your-Own, but In Season: Summer Rainbow (Sept), Ginger Gold (Sept), Gala (Sept), Golden Delicious (Sept), Red Delicious (Sept), Braeburn (Sept), Empire (Sept), Rome (Oct), Granny Smith (Oct), York (Oct)

Showalter's Orchard & Greenhouse
17768 Honeyville Road
Timberville, VA 22853
540-896-7582

  • Pick Your Own: Home to over 20 varieties of apples, including antiques, and Old Hill Hard Cider! Pick Your Own varieties change weekly as their fruit ripens thru the season, so contact the orchard directly to see what varieties are available during your visit!

Winchester to Skyline Drive

Apple Orchards - Winchester to Skyline Drive

Marker-Miller Orchards
3035 Cedar Creek Grade
Winchester, VA 22602
540-662-1391
  • Pick-Your-Own: Ginger Gold (Sept), Gala (Sept), Honeycrisp (Sept), Empire (Sept), Empire (Sept), Rome (Sept), Nittany (Sept), Stayman (Oct), Granny Smith (Oct), York (Oct), Fuji (Oct)
  • Not Pick-Your-Own, but In Season: Yatika Fuji (Sept), Ida Red (Sept), Jonagold (Sept), Crispin (Sept), Enterprise (Sept), Cameo (Oct), Pink Lady (Oct)

Rinker Orchards, Inc. (opens mid-September)
1156 Marlboro Road
Stephens City, VA 22655
540-869-1499

  • Pick-Your-Own: Golden Delicious (Sept), Red Delicious (Sept), Ida Red (Sept), Honeycrisp (Sept), Nittany (Oct), York (Oct), Rome (Oct), Granny Smith (Oct)

Williams Orchards
3 Williams Farm Lane
Flint Hill, VA 22627
540-675-3765

  • Not Pick-Your-Own, but In Season: Virginia Gold (Sept), Stamen (Sept), Winesap (Sept), Honeycrisp (Sept), Golden Delicious (Sept), Red Delicious (Sept), Rome (Oct), Arkansas Black (Oct), York (Oct)

Thornton River Orchards
11587 Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740
540-987-8585

  • Not Pick-Your-Own, but In Season: Summer Rainbow (Sept), Ginger Gold (Sept), Gala (Sept), Golden Delicious (Sept), Red Delicious (Sept), Braeburn (Sept), Empire (Sept), Rome (Oct), Granny Smith (Oct), York (Oct)

Showalter's Orchard & Greenhouse
17768 Honeyville Road
Timberville, VA 22853
540-896-7582

  • Pick Your Own: Home to over 20 varieties of apples, including antiques, and Old Hill Hard Cider! Pick Your Own varieties change weekly as their fruit ripens thru the season, so contact the orchard directly to see what varieties are available during your visit!

Charlottesville to Skyline Drive

Apple Orchards - Charlottesville to Skyline Drive

Carter Mountain Orchards
1435 Carters Mountain Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-977-1833

  • Pick-Your Own: Virginia Gold (Sept), Ginger Gold (Sept), Jonagold (Sept), Golden Delicious (Sept), Red Delicious (Sept), Granny Smith (Oct), Stayman (Oct), York (Oct), Fuji (Oct), Pink Lady (Oct), Winesap (Oct), Winter Gala (Oct)
  • Not Pick-Your-Own, but In Season: Jonathan (Sept), Rome (Oct), Crispin (Oct), Albemarle Pippin (Nov)

Graves Mountain Farm
141 Apple Tree Lane
Syria, VA 22743
540-923-4231

  • Pick-Your-Own: Golden Delicious (Sept), Red Delicious (Sept), Mutsu (Sept), Rome (Oct), Stayman (Oct), York (Oct), Fuji (Oct), Empire (Oct), Winesap (Oct), Granny Smith (Oct)

Roy's Orchards
64 Old Hollow Road
Sperryville, VA 22740
540-987-8636

  • Not Pick-Your-Own, but In Season: Summer Rainbow (Sept), Ginger Gold (Sept), Gala (Sept), Golden Delicious (Sept), Red Delicious (Sept), Honeycrisp (Sept), Nittany (Oct), Granny Smith (Oct), York (Oct), Fuji (Oct), Pink Lady (Oct), Winesap (Oct), Winter Gala (Oct)

Thornton River Orchards
11587 Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740
540-987-8585

  • Not Pick-Your-Own, but In Season: Summer Rainbow (Sept), Ginger Gold (Sept), Gala (Sept), Golden Delicious (Sept), Red Delicious (Sept), Braeburn (Sept), Empire (Sept), Rome (Oct), Granny Smith (Oct), York (Oct)

Showalter's Orchard & Greenhouse
17768 Honeyville Road
Timberville, VA 22853
540-896-7582

  • Pick Your Own: Home to over 20 varieties of apples, including antiques, and Old Hill Hard Cider! Pick Your Own varieties change weekly as their fruit ripens thru the season, so contact the orchard directly to see what varieties are available during your visit!
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