The Apple Barn is a barn, it was built back in 1910 and was part of the farm that the Hicks and Kilpatrick families bought in 1972. They planted their first trees in 1976 and the Apple Barn continues to plant more every year. The orchard now has more than 4,000 trees. The old cattle barn was renovated in 1980, left mostly as is with some updates and refinishing a new era for The Apple Barn began in 1981. A cider room was added to view apple pressing in the fall and being made into cider. The Apple Barn also started to carry a variety of sweet apple treats such as pie, doughnuts, dumplings, & candy. Over the past 20 years, they have continued to add applewood bacon and hams and present their mountain recipe apple butter. They have also added in addition The Creamery ice cream parlor which features all their apple specialties.
Further expansion included the renowned original Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant, and in 1995 Applewood Farmhouse Grill opened along with the Apple Barn Winery, specializing in delightful apple and fruit wines.
So if cider and pies make a huge part of a fall tradition for you be sure and check out everything that The Apple Barn has to offer!