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The Apple Barn and Cider Mill

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The Apple Barn and Cider Mill: An Apple-Lover's Dream Come True
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you want to enjoy apples from a local farm cooked up and served in every way imaginable, then you need to stop in at the Apple Barn and Cider Mill.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

The Apple Barn and Cider Mill are inside a beautifully renovated barn in Sevierville. The Hicks and Kilpatrick families that own the barn and surrounding farm have been nurturing their apple orchard since 1972, and it is now home to over 4,000 apple trees. That’s a lot of apples!

The barn itself is a shop where you can pick up all the best apple treats to take home with you. The Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill are also on the same property, where you can try the family’s famous apples.

Don’t leave the Apple Barn and Cider Mill without grabbing a few of these family favorites:

  • Apple Butter — The apple butter from the Apple Barn is famous. It’s one of their signature creations and is served in both of their restaurants. Half a pint of the butter is less than $4, and it’s so good you’ll soon be back to town to buy a few more jars. It even comes in a sugar-free version, so you can enjoy all the flavor with none of the guilt!
  • Sourwood Honey — Visitors need to sample this local classic. Sourwood honey is native to the southern Appalachian region. For only a few months of the year, the sourwood tree blooms at the highest elevation in the Smoky Mountains. For this short time, beekeepers move their hives close to the blossoms and what is produced is a truly unique and richly flavored honey. You don’t want to miss this!
  • Apple Fritter Mix — If you’ve tried Applewood Farmhouse’s famous apple fritters, you’ll be happy to know that you can take home the mix to make yourself. The mix only requires you to add a few more ingredients before you can whip them up. Grab a few boxes; you won’t regret it.
  • Freshly Pressed Cider — If you’re lucky enough to be visiting the Smoky Mountains during the fall, be sure to pick yourself up a pint of the freshly pressed cider. There are a few different varieties, thanks to the farm’s huge selection of apples. Choose from tart or sweet, or have one of each.
  • Fried Apple Pies — Head over to the Apple Pie Kitchen inside the barn to try a fried apple pie. You can sit and enjoy one of the treats or grab it to go and eat it on your way home.

The barn is also home to a cider mill where you can watch the different ciders being produced as the apples are being picked from the nearby trees. Once you’ve watched the apples being pressed in the different machines, head over to the Cider Bar right beside it and taste freshly pressed cider. Take a seat at the gorgeous cherry and onyx bar where you can have the cider either hot or cold, no matter what time of year it is.

Insider Tip:

  • If you’re not sure whether you want to buy any of the jams or butters, head to the Cider Bar or Apple Pie Kitchen where you can try tons of different apple treats, including the different spreads and sauces that are for sale inside the General Store.