Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard
Best place to pick apples in Hendersonville, N.C. Update 10/17/20: My opinion of this orchard has definitely changed. Huge price increase. I hope that the boxes are a response to Covid. Still enjoy the cannons, but will be exploring other orchards next year.
Greeted by friendly gentleman, who immediately showed us the "ropes". You can pick yourself or grab some RIPE apples from inside all ready to go. (Which is what we chose). Great farm, you can mix and match apples and try them all. Oh... and don't miss the apple slushy!!
This is by far the best orchard in the area. We've been to the others and though they 'look' nice, the quality in product is just not what it should be. One of the places is even selling their apples not fully ripened. Not so at Stepp's. The apples are fantastic! Just look at their orchards. I don't think I've ever seen such consistently healthy trees. Check the topsoil. It's not exposed and eroding away. They have grass cover throughout. That protects topsoil and keeps things moist. Great place! Lots to do and they care about quality. Thank you Stepp's
We had the best time here. It was a good combination of activities for the kids without walking miles up and down hills. We love the kettle corn, apple pies, apple cider and apple doughnuts. The apple cannons and corn maze was a hit with the older kids!
Great place with super friendly staff. Went on a rainy day but was still a lot of fun and the donuts are amazing