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Apple Picking Adventures

Make it a perfect fall escape and go apple picking on your way to Getaway.

It’s the ideal pitstop for your escape to nature – at an apple farm where you can pick your favorite delicious treats, grab some cider donuts to go, and maybe even a cup of hot apple cider as the temperatures drop.

We compiled a list of our favorite spots to stop near or on the way to our Outposts. Happy apple picking.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Asheboro

Near our Charlotte and Raleigh Outpost, Millstone Creek Orchards has their own Apple Pickin’ Adventure for you to reserve, which includes picking your own apples, a hayride, an apple tasting and mini apple cider slushies. Make sure to check out their website and call ahead to reserve your spot.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Barber Creek

Overhiser Orchards is just 10 mins from the Outpost and is open Monday through Sunday. Enjoy picking a variety of over 20 apples along with some wholesome farm fun.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Beaver Creek

Dillon Fruit Farm is open Monday through Saturday for a pick your own fruit adventure. At just 20 minutes from our Outpost, enjoy apples and their specialty – fresh berries.

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Apple Picking Near Getaway Big Bear

Snow-Line Orchard will take you about 45 minutes to get to from the Outpost, but it’s well worth the detour. This gorgeous apple farm also has raspberry picking and a winery/cidery for tasty beverages to take back with you.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Blake Brook

Mack’s Apples is about an hour and 25 minutes from Boston and 50 minutes from our Outpost. It’s a family-owned farm complete with orchards full of apples and pumpkins, baked goods, jams, and cider.

Berry Picking Near Getaway Brazos Valley

If you’re heading to our Houston Outpost, it’s best to grab your apples and cider in Houston to bring with you, but if you’re looking for a fruit-picking adventure, there is some excellent berry picking about 20 minutes from the Outpost at Neal’s Berry Farm.

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Apple Picking Near Getaway Eastern Catskills and Getaway Western Catskills

Head to Fix Bros Fruit Farm, about 15 minutes from Getaway Eastern Catskills and over an hour from Getaway Western Catskills complete with hayrides, fresh honey, a full pumpkin patch, and of course, apples galore.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Chattahoochee

Mercier Orchards is about a 40-minute scenic drive from our Outpost in Georgia, with pick your own fruit across its 300 acres. Bonus – you can pick up some of their delicious peach pancake mix to make for breakfast, and of course some apple cider donuts.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Dale Hollow

Just over an hour away from the Outpost, you can find Haney’s Appledale Farm. This family friendly farm also has fresh produce, jams and jellies, freshly baked goods, local crafts, and much more.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Hill Country

Apple Valley Orchard, about an hour and twenty minutes from the Outpost, is the best place in the Hill Country to find all of your favorite apple-themed treats to enjoy during or after your Getaway.

bag full of apples

Apple Picking Near Getaway Mount Adams

Hood River U-Pick Organic is a short detour on the drive from Portland, about halfway between the city and our Outpost. Pick your own cherries and apples, and even partake in their adorable petting zoo.

Berry Picking Near Getaway Piney Woods

You’ll have to grab some apples close to home, as berries are the name of the game in East Texas. Still, if you’re up for a pick-your-own kind of day, be prepared for some of the best blueberries and blackberries you’ll ever taste at Blueberry Basket Farm – just ten minutes from our Outpost.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Shenandoah

Less than an hour out from the Outpost, you’ll find Carter Mountain Orchards with apples for the picking, or pre-picked pumpkins to take home with you.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Skagit Valley

Head on over to Gordon Skagit Farms for a true fall at the farm adventure. Just 25 minutes from the Outpost you’ll find a range of activities from corn mazes to wreath making. Plus be sure to taste their apple cider and tasty treats.

Want to head to the perfect post-picking destination? Book a Getaway today.

Featured image from Vegan Liftz.

Local Guides

Apple Picking Adventures

Make it a perfect fall escape and go apple picking on your way to Getaway.

It’s the ideal pitstop for your escape to nature – at an apple farm where you can pick your favorite delicious treats, grab some cider donuts to go, and maybe even a cup of hot apple cider as the temperatures drop.

We compiled a list of our favorite spots to stop near or on the way to our Outposts. Happy apple picking.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Beaver Creek

Dillon Fruit Farm is open Monday through Saturday for a pick your own fruit adventure. At just 20 minutes from our Outpost, enjoy apples and their specialty – fresh berries.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Big Bear

Snow-Line Orchard will take you about 45 minutes to get to from the Outpost, but it’s well worth the detour. This gorgeous apple farm also has raspberry picking and a winery/cidery for tasty beverages to take back with you.

apple picking

Apple Picking Near Getaway Blake Brook

Mack’s Apples is about an hour and 25 minutes from Boston and 50 minutes from our Outpost. It’s a family-owned farm complete with orchards full of apples and pumpkins, baked goods, jams, and cider.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Catskills East and Getaway Catskills West

Head to Fix Bros Fruit Farm, about 15 minutes from our Getaway Catskills West and Getaway Catskills East, complete with hayrides, fresh honey, a full pumpkin patch, and of course, apples galore.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Chattahoochee

Mercier Orchards is about a 40 minute scenic drive from our Outpost in Georgia, with pick your own fruit across its 300 acres. Bonus – you can pick up some of their delicious peach pancake mix to make for breakfast, and of course some apple cider donuts.

apple picking

Apple Picking Near Getaway Mount Adams

Hood River U-Pick Organic is a short detour on the drive from Portland, about halfway between the city and our Outpost. Pick your own cherries and apples, and even partake in their adorable petting zoo.

Berry Picking Near Getaway Piney Woods

You’ll have to grab some apples close to home, as berries are the name of the game in East Texas. Still, if you’re up for a pick-your-own kind of day, be prepared for some of the best blueberries and blackberries you’ll ever taste at Blueberry Basket Farm – just ten minutes from our Outpost.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Shenandoah

Less than an hour out from the Outpost, you’ll find Carter Mountain Orchards with apples for the picking, or pre-picked pumpkins to take home with you.

bag full of apples

Apple Picking Near Getaway Hill Country

Apple Valley Orchard, about an hour and twenty minutes from the Outpost, is the best place in the Hill Country to find all of your favorite apple-themed treats to enjoy during or after your Getaway.

Berry Picking Near Getaway Brazos Valley

If you’re heading to our Houston Outpost, it’s best to grab your apples and cider in Houston to bring with you, but if you’re looking for a fruit-picking adventure, there is some excellent berry picking about 20 minutes from the Outpost at Neal’s Berry Farm.

Apple Picking Near Getaway Asheboro

Near our Charlotte and Raleigh Outpost, Millstone Creek Orchards has their own Apple Pickin’ Adventure for you to reserve, which includes picking your own apples, a hayride, an apple tasting and mini apple cider slushies. Make sure to check out their website and call ahead to reserve your spot.

Want to head to the perfect post-picking destination? Book a Getaway today.

Featured image from Vegan Liftz.

Campfire Cooking

Campfire Cooking: Appetite for Apples

Fall is the perfect season to go apple-picking on the way to your escape.

Our favorite part: you get to take your pickings back to your cabin and make some tasty treats. Cook any or all of these three recipes that bring the oh-so-good tastes of apple crumble, hot apple cider, and tasty apple pancakes to your Getaway.

Warm Apple Cobbler Packet

Every Getaway cabin has a fire pit with grilling grate, and tin foil so you can cook without having to bring any extra supplies. For this recipe, all you’ll need are your freshly picked apples, a little brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Bonus points if you’d like to add any nuts or nutmeg to your meal.

  • Slice apples thinly.
  • Grab a long sheet of foil (roughly from your fingers to your elbow).
  • Place the apples in the foil, with a spoonful of butter, a sprinkling of cinnamon, and a healthy serving of sugar. Lastly, sprinkle the nuts on top if you’d like them.
  • Wrap packet securely, but leave a little room for it to puff up over the campfire.
  • Light your campfire and place your packet on the grilling grate. Cook for 5-15 minutes, depending on the intensity of your flame.
  • Remove from heat, unpack, and eat.

If you’d like to add a crumble to the top, you can use the same recipe, but mix together brown sugar, a touch of flower, some rolled oats, and baking powder, and place it over your apples to give it a little crisp as it cooks. Top with whipped cream, if desired. You can also take one of those delicious, warm, soft apples and add it to your s’more for texture and flavor.

hot apple cider

Hot Apple Cider

You’ll need apple juice, a fresh apple, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and a fire-safe pot for this tasty mixture. If you’d like to add a little something extra for the 21+ crowd, throw a splash of bourbon into your cup.

  • Pour a few cups of apple juice into your pot.
  • Add in cinnamon and cloves to taste.
  • Cook over the open flame, or on your stove inside your cabin for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and enjoy.

Apple Pancakes

You’ll need a cast iron griddle or skillet, and your favorite pancake mix, plus a few apples and cinnamon. You can also make your own pancake mix with a couple of cups of all-purpose flour, a heap of sugar, salt (which we have in your cabin), a sprinkle of baking soda and baking powder, buttermilk, eggs, and butter – plus maple syrup to pour on top.

  • Prepare your fire first and make sure your cast iron is hot and prepped (either with butter or with oil).
  • Thinly slice 1-2 apples. Combine in a bowl with a touch of sugar, cinnamon, and butter.
  • Combine the rest of your ingredients and add the apple mixture last.
  • Scoop out ladle of batter and place on your hot pan. When it starts bubbling, it’s time to flip to the other side.
  • Flip to your pancake is ready. Top with maple syrup and dig in.

If you’re looking for tips on where to go apple picking, be sure to check out our guide here and be sure to book your fall escape to nature.