What better way to get a taste of the gorgeous Tennessee countryside than by literally sampling an array of scrumptious treats all consisting of ingredients grown in Sevier County? The Apple Barn - Cider Mill & General Store is just the place to explore the hills of Tennessee. As you stroll through the property of The Apple Barn, you’re surrounded by over 4,000 of the barn’s trees (and counting), which actively produce a wide assortment of homegrown fruit. The Apple Barn provides visitors with an experience unique to the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area, as it is actually a renovated cattle barn native to Tennessee and Sevier County.
With fresh apple cider, fresh-picked apples, homemade pies and treats, candy, ice cream, a restaurant, a general store with traditional goods, and a location among the Great Smoky Mountains, The Apple Barn – Cider Mill & General Store is a wonderful blend of Smoky Mountain charm and tastes: the perfect mountain experience among the attractions in Pigeon Forge, TN.
The Cider Bar
In addition to conducting a renovation on the barn, The Apple Barn created a Cider Bar where guests who choose to vacation in one of our beautiful cabin rentals in the fall can stop in and watch an assortment of apples being pressed into mouthwatering cider, which many claim is the best they’ve ever had! In fact, the cider is so delicious that a Cider Bar had to be opened due to the high demand of glasses of cider while at The Apple Barn!
At the Cider Bar, guests are invited to sit back, relax, take in the cherry and onyx-back bar, and indulge in some of the tastiest cider, whether it be hot or cold. Don’t worry though, if the Cider Bar leaves you hungry for more apple treats, you can swing by the Apple Pie Kitchen where homemade treats such as apple dumplings, apple doughnuts, and fried apple pies are pulled fresh out of the oven daily.
The General Store
If you have friends and family missing on your vacation Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge anxiously awaiting your return with goodies, The Apple Barn General Store is the perfect place to find a one-of-a-kind gift or a souvenir to bring back home. The General Store is unique to the area because it offers a large variety of mountain crafts which are all handmade, apples and ciders, food items, and home decorations and collectables!
You’ll get that old-time feel of a general store set within the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Nostalgic for some, a nod to the “good ole days” they’ve heard of for others…the general store will be a fun stop during a Pigeon Forge vacation.
Dining and Snacks
The Apple Barn has been welcoming guests for over 20 years and continues to do so by making sure there is something for everyone. With the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and the Applewood Farmhouse Grill, 2 of the most popular restaurants in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area knit into the hills of the orchard, these restaurants are able to offer great eats and fantastic scenery
You can get Southern favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including:
- Apple cider smoked bacon
- Pork loin, pork chops, and fried steak
- Old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes
- Breakfast skillets
- Country quiche & fruit
- Southern fried chicken
- Chicken & dumplings
- Apple Julep grilled chicken
- Slow-roasted pot roast
- Sweet potato casserole
- Apple cobbler, and more!
After you eat a tasty dinner at one of the phenomenal restaurants, or if you’re just in need of a quick treat, stop in at The Creamery or Candy Factory for a little dessert pick-me-up. At The Creamery, guests will find an old fashioned ice cream parlor where all the ice cream is made, along with a selection of delicious breads that you shouldn’t miss out on. At the Candy Factory there is always something going on as hands are constantly preparing hundreds of homemade candies behind large windows. Guests can choose from a full selection of caramel apples, turtles, chocolates, homemade fudge, peanut brittle and many other sweet treats made on the farm!
Apple Barn Winery
At your visit to The Apple Barn, reward yourself for choosing one of the most breathtaking vacation destinations in the country. The award-winning Apple Barn Winery produces fruity wines using apple cider as the beginning point for many of their delicious creations. The Apple Barn Winery has become a leading fruit winery and one of the largest in the state due to their guests’ love for wines such as Apple-Peach, Apple-Strawberry, and Apple-Raspberry to name a few. The winery also offers an array of dry and semi-sweet wines, so there is bound to be something that makes everyone’s taste buds tingle!
The Apple Barn stands out from an ordinary apple orchard not only because of its unsurpassable scenery, but also because of everything that it offers. We know your cabin rental in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area is incredible, but enjoy some time by stopping at The Apple Barn to explore some of the wonderful things Sevier County offers. For more information involving special offers or other activities, go online or give them a call toll-free at 866.428.6850.
Great Pigeon Forge Events for Food & Fun
If you love the food and great gifts you find at The Apple Barn – Cider Mill & General Store, be sure to plan a trip to the Smokies during some of these Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg events. Devoted to local art, food, and the music of the mountains, they’ll give you more of that Smoky Mountain spirit you appreciate.
Dollywood’s Great American Summer | June – August
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair | July
Gatlinburg’s Taste of Autumn | September
OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg | September – October
Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival | October
Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show | November
Pigeon Forge Winterfest | November – February
The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge
If you love The Apple Barn, you should also check out The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge. The historic grist mill is still in operation, and the place where it sits – The Old Mill Square – now features shops and restaurants for more Smoky Mountain flair. Enjoy a hearty Southern meal at The Old Mill Restaurant or The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille, see the inner workings of The Old Mill, or get gifts (including pottery, baked goods, candy, and more) at The Old Mill General Store, The Old Mill Pigeon River Pottery, The Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen, The Old Mill Creamery, The Old Mill Candy Kitchen, and Sassafras.