September 15, 2022
Best Hotel for Apple Picking in Nashville, TN
With changing leaves, less heat and humidity, and the delights of harvest season in full swing, fall is a wonderful time to come to Nashville! You’ll of course enjoy the perfect perch in Music City here at The Union Station Nashville Yards, where you’ll bed down amid boutique luxury in one of the standout historical landmarks in town.
Among many other timeless autumn pastimes, it’s hard to beat a visit to an apple orchard, and our Nashville hotel makes a great springboard for doing just that in the surrounding countryside. Here are a few options in the region for sampling some delicious homegrown apples—and, of course, associated apple products—on a fall getaway to The Union Station Nashville Yards!
Orchards in the Region for Fall Day-tripping
A number of orchards around the region are typically open to the public in one form or another when fruits are in-season, including several offering U-pick experiences. Remember, though, to always get in touch with a particular orchard ahead of time to confirm they’re open and what’s available, given how unpredictable harvests and weather conditions can be.
Shade Tree Farm & Orchard (2087 Kinneys Rd, Adams, TN) maintains 140 acres with an orchard of apple, peach, and pear trees, and when fruits are ripe is usually open on weekends. Morning Glory Orchard (7690 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville, TN) isn’t currently offering pick-your-own options, but does sell apples as well as cider, preserves, honey, and much else; some delish apple cider donuts are among the baked goods seasonally available.
Then there’s Pratt’s Orchard (4944 Trousdale Ferry Pike, Lebanon, TN), which among other crops maintains a number of different apple varieties, including Matsu, Fuji, Gala, and Yellow Delicious. (According to the Pratt’s Orchard Facebook page, though, there won’t be an apple crop this year—but hopefully in 2023!)
Across the border to the north, Jackson’s Orchard & Nursery (1280 Slim Island Rd, Bowling Green, KY) tends to better than 7,000 trees, including multiple apple varieties. Apple cider is also usually available into November.
Enjoy Music City in the Fall on a Getaway to The Union Station Nashville Yards
Tooling along between orchards (and farmstands) in the autumn is a fine way to soak up the seasonal scenery and explore the bounty of our region. It’s all the more fun when you can combine some good old fashioned apple-picking with all of the urban pleasures Music City has to offer, not least incredible live performances on a nightly basis!
That’s exactly the marvelous combination you can enjoy as a guest of ours here at The Union Station Nashville Yards. Come join us this fall!