California Orchards - Apple Hill
Placervile and Camino area
2345 Carson Rd., Placerville
Phone: (530) 626-0138
Open: September - December
Evelyn Abel, ranch owner, is proud of Abel's Apple Acres and
its history. Four generations of her family, who all
participate during Apple Hill season, bring a heritage of
strong family ties. Visitors whose special destination
includes wholesome recreation, quality homemade baked goods,
custom fudge, country Bar B Q and FRESH apples...receive a
big, warm family welcome. A sweet tooth is well satisfied
with carefully prepared pies, pastries, jams, jellies and -
apple butter from still another great family recipe. While
enjoying slices of Abel's famous Buttermilk Apple Pie,
visitors can watch the 15 gallon copper kettle keeping rich
caramel piping hot for caramel apples on-a-stick. Rounding
out this country menu for food and fun are pony and horse
rides...and a "must see" display of unique
apple-theme gifts. In addition, guest crafters offer their
creative work in many mediums and styles.
2234 Cable Rd., Camino
Phone: (530) 644-5283
Open: Daily 9am-5pm from September 1st
Visit Bill's Apples and spend a pleasant autum day in the
fresh country atmosphere. Enjoy our spectacular flower
display of 3000 blooming Chrysanthemums and enjoy our
delicious orchard products. You can also browse through our
wide selection of country crafts.We travel the United
States every winter to buy hand-made crafts to sell each
season. Our crafts are selected for their uniqueness, fine
craftsmanship, and value. Each year we have many new and
original pieces. We have unique original art in many
different mediums, including individual and unusual designs
of jewelry, dolls, ceramics, needlework, and more. There is
also a wide variety of Outdoor Yard Art.
We pick our apples daily, straight from the
trees to our customers.
Vista Orchards and Vineyards
2952 Carson Road, Placerville
Phone: (530) 622-5522
Open: Year Round,daily 9am-5pm
Description: We are located in the heart of Apple Hill, which is nestled up against the
Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. There are many things to see
and do at any time of year ... enjoy the spectacular
scenery, eat an apple turnover pastry or sip a glass of
Premium Apple Wine.
Apples: 19 varieties (eat, can, dry or bake)
We also have Pears, Cherries, Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Berries,
There are freshbaked Apple and Berry Pies, Apple Turnovers, Brownies, Homemade
Also available: U-pick, family activities, Farm tours & School Tours (K
- 6), Arts & Crafts, Mail Order product shipments.
Visit us Online: Boa Vista Orchards
4354 Bumblebee Ln., Camino
Phone: (530) 644-2893
Open: September - December , from 9 am-dark
Apples: 40 varieties including Golden Delicious, Arkansas
Black , Spitzenburg, heritage varieties.
We make our own jams and jellies and vinegar (20 different
kinds). We do vinegar tastings. Pick your own Apples.
Friendly atmosphere. Picnic area open year round.
2901 High Hill Rd.
Phone: (530) 644-1973
Our Apple Stand is full of jams and jellies and honey, ice cold apple juice, pies, cakes, homemade caramel apples, fresh apple
dougnuts and fritters as well as fruits and
vegetables; Taste our award-winning apple wine.
Apples: many varieties to choose from including
Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Fuji
Open: September- December 24th; 9 am-5 pm.
Directions: Take Carson Rd Exit coming from
Sacramento, turn left onto Carson Road, turn a right onto
High Hill Road
2826 Barkley Rd.
Phone: (530) 644-3934
Open: September - December (Sept.-Oct: Daily,
Description: Honey Bear Ranch is a family owned and operated Apple Hill
Ranch. We grow our own apples on the ranch which consists of
several varieties. The Pies and pastries are baked fresh
daily right here in our own bake shop. We have several
different specialty pies, along with our traditional apple
pie. We also have dumplings, strudel, apple donuts, apple
cinnamon rolls and apple cheesecake and you must try our
apple pie royal. These can either be eaten here or taken
with you. The apple butter and jams are made here in our own
kitchen. We also serve two lunch specials every day. (1) a
1/3 lb hamburger and (2) a chicken strudel. Both are served
with a salad, drink and a slice of apple pie. We have both
indoor and patio dining for your enjoyment. There is also a
fudge kitchen where 10 - 15 varieties of fudge are available
and made fresh daily. We also have cotton candy, caramel and
fudge apples. Crafters are here on the weekends along with
live music for your enjoyment.
2461 Larsen Dr., Camino
Phone: (530) 644-1415
Description: Larsen Apple Barn is the oldest (c. 1860) continously family
owned and operated farm in the area, featuring a dozen
varieties of the finest quality apples as well as pears,
peaches, and nectarines seasonally, along with fresh apple
cider, honey, and pumpkins.
Our Bake Shop is "home of the original apple turnover
on the hill" specializing in the Cream Cheese Apple
Pie, cookies, apple butter, jellies and other delights. And
"Mr. Apple" hangs around for your amusement. The
large picnic area features three acres of lawn for your
relaxation and enjoyment with picnic tables, a waterfall,
waterwheel and the oldest apple tree in El Dorado County.
Included on site is the Larsen Pioneer Farm Museum with
generations of family and local history on display with a
log cabin, covered wagon, antique farm equipment, doll
houses and much more.
Open: We will be open starting Sept. 2, Labor Day
Weekend - December
2721 Mace Rd., Camino
Phone: (530) 644-2485 or (530) 644-1396
Open: Mid September - Mid January
Apples, Pears, Cider
2740 Cable Rd., Camino
Phone: (530) 644-4999 or (530) 644-6885,
Open: September - December
4341 N. Canyon Rd.
Phone: (530) 644-5101 or (530) 644-1914
Open: September Labor Day Weekend - October 9 am - 5 pm,
Weekends, November-December; 9 am - 5 pm. Call for weekday appointment after November
Apples: Paula Red, Gala, Golden Delicious, Empire,
McIntosh, Rome Beauty, Fuji, Braeburn
Visit the Mother
Lode Orchards website
Corner of Larsen Dr. and Hartwick Dr
Phone: (530) 644-1119
Open: June - October (Call for appt.)
Apples: Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith,
We also grow Barlett and Bosc Pears, blackberries, peaches,
Apple Trail Ranch
2261 Cable Rd.
Phone: (530) 644-3389
Open: September - December
Apples, Pears, U-Pick, Pumpkin Patch, Apple Cider, Indian
Corn, Picnic Area, Handmade Crafts, Nature Trail ,Cut &
Choose Christmas Trees
1901 Carson Road, Placerville
Phone: (530) 622-5526
Open: 9-6 Daily, Year 'round
1800 Larsen Dr., Camino
Phone: (530) 647-0613 or (530) 644-1761
Open: September - Mid November
2569 Larsen Dr., Camino,
Phone: (530) 644-1594
Rainbow Orchards is a family owned establishment in
beautiful Apple Hill, California. We have been growing
apples, pears, pumpkins, rasberries, blackberries, and
peaches for over two decades. On the weekends a barbeque and
crafts out in the orchard for your enjoyment. On Sundays we
have a Blue Grass band come in and play music on our stage.
Benefit productions proudly presents Rainbow Orchards
Summer 2000 Concert Series. In the heart of Apple Hill,
Rainbow Orchards not only supplies fresh produce to people
in the fall, but concerts in the summer.
Directions: Intersection of Larsen Drive &
Barkely Road, 1 mile off Highway 50, 6 miles east of
Placerville. Take the first Camino exit coming from
Sacramento, turn right onto Carson Road and then immediately
left onto Barkely Road. Rainbow Orchards is one mile from
4567 Pony Express Trail, Camino
Phone: (530) 644-4670
Open: Saturday and Sunday October Only
"The Big Apple" is a small family run bake shop
and produce stand atop "Upper Apple Hill." Through
nineteen years, Mike and Rose Stuhlsatz have operated this
home orchard and built a bakeshop with products second to
none. This small bakery has become famous for Rose's
specialties that include; "Grandma's Biscotti,"
"Apple Butter Squares," and "Cheddar Cheese
Crust Apple Pie". She is also noted for excellent apple
butter, herb vinegars, apple chutney, and occasional batches
of green tomato relish and such preserves as her garden
might have in abundance. Old favorites include five pound
crumb top and regular apple pie, Apple Hill cake, apple
strudel, apple raisin, and chocolate chip cookies. Rose has
also introduced ethnic favorites such as Biscotti from her
grandmother's recipe. The handmade biscotti sells in local
gourmet and espresso shops and is wholesaled year round.
Besides growing all the favorite apples, the Big Apple is
perhaps the last of the small gourmet cider producers. Mike
blends at least four varieties for the best marriage of tart
crispness and tang. The varieties and blend ratios are
posted for the cider aficionados.
Throw Vineyard and Winery
3541 North Canyon Road, Camino
Phone: (530) 622-5100
Open: Thursday- Sunday 11am-5pm Mid-September thru Mid-December
Bake shop, cider, hard cider, wine, gift baskets, buses