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 - on the charming Apple Valley Rd just off the Parkway? The Apple Barn Cider Mill & General Store in Sevierville is just the place to explore the Smoky Mountain hills. Strolling through the property of The Apple Barn, you’re surrounded by 4,000+ (and counting) trees, 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, apple butter, apple donuts, jams and jellies, apple fritters, fresh-picked apples, homemade pies and treats, candy, ice cream, a restaurant and winery, a general store with traditional goods, and a beautiful location among the Great Smoky Mountains, The Apple Barn harbors a wonderful blend of Tennessee charm and tastes!
Cider Bar & Apple Pie Kitchen
In addition to conducting a renovation on the barn, The Apple Barn created the Cider Room 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 (including hard cider options) at this cider house is so delicious that the 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 (made on-site), 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.
If you have friends and family missing out on your Smoky Mountain vacation and anxiously awaiting your return with goodies, The Apple Barn General Store is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind gifts or souvenirs to bring back home. The General Store is unique to the area because it offers a large variety of handmade mountain crafts plus apples and ciders, food items, home decorations, and collectibles!
You’ll get that old-time feel of a classic American general store set within the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Nostalgic for some and a nod to the “good ole days” for others, the general store is a fun stop during Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge getaways. It’s especially charming at Christmas!
Dining & 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 offer great eats paired with fantastic scenery.
Get Southern favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
- 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 by 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 must-try breads. At the Candy Factory, hard-working hands are constantly preparing 100s 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
While visiting 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 winery has become a leading fruit winery and one of the largest in the state due to their guests’ love for their toothsome wines — Apple-Peach, Apple-Strawberry, and Apple-Raspberry…to name a few. You’ll also find an array of dry and semi-sweet wines, so there is bound to be something that makes everyone’s taste buds tingle! There’s even a gift shop with wine-themed goods, perfect for the winos in the family.
The Apple Barn stands out from an ordinary apple orchard not only because of its unsurpassable scenery but also because of everything it offers. We know your cabin rental in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area is incredible but do stop by The Apple Barn to experience some of the wonderful things Sevier County offers.
Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday | 9AM – 5:30PM
Friday – Saturday | 9AM – 7PM
The Apple Barn Cider Mill & General Store
230 Apple Valley Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
Great Smoky Mountain Events for Food & Fun
If you love the food and great gifts found 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.
- Rocky Top Breakfast Wine Trail | March
- Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage | April
- Music in the Mountains Spring Parade | May
- Dollywood’s Summer Celebration | June – August
- Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair | July
- Gatlinburg’s Taste of Autumn | September
- OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg | September – 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 filled with 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; and 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.