5 of the Best Things to Do in Apple Hill

Apple Hill, in Northern California, is home to much more than apple orchards. Here, you can taste exquisite wines from local vineyards, attend unique seasonal events, enjoy a picnic amidst scenic landscapes, and so much more. With so many things to do in Apple Hill, you may want a little advice on where to get started. We can help! Read on to find our suggestions for activities in the area!

All of the fantastic things to do in Apple Hill are just a short drive from Eden Vale Inn in Placerville, CA. We welcome you to explore our entire area for an unforgettable vacation experience. Request your free Vacation Guide to Placerville now and learn all about our peaceful community in Gold Country! Explore shops and boutiques downtown, dive into our history during the Gold Rush, and discover hiking trails through the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Our guide is your key to the trip of a lifetime; get yours now!

Your Guide to the Most Fun Things to Do in Apple Hill

1. Tour Vineyards and Wineries

Apple Hill isn’t just for apple orchards. Top-notch wineries and vineyards grow some of the region’s best wine grapes here. While you’re here, be sure to check some of them out! It’s a fantastic date idea and a great way to spend an afternoon.

Boeger Winery is the oldest commercial winery in our county and offers excellent tastings and fun events.  Feel free to stop by their tasting room year-round from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Another great option is Lava Cap Winery. Their family-owned farm grows their grapes in high-elevation volcanic soil for exquisite taste. Check out their summer music series for a fun evening!

2. Pick Up Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Baked Goods

If you want to visit during a time with cooler temperatures and plenty of activities, head over to Apple Hill in the fall season. This is their most popular time of year for a reason. Of course, you can expect the many apple farms to come alive with fresh fruits, pies, treats, and fun for all ages. Hand-select apples right off the branch, taste freshly-baked goods, and drink refreshing ciders. Don’t forget to pick up the perfect pumpkin for carving, baking, and Halloween decor!

3. Attend Unique Events

Make sure you take a look at Apple Hill’s events calendar to plan your trip according to the exciting happenings. Here, find details on upcoming music concerts, produce seasons, festivals, holiday celebrations, and more. There are even hands-on activities and educational lessons, like how to make tasty jams!

4. Grab a Bite to Eat Nearby

There are so many excellent restaurants and cafes in the Placerville area. Many of them source their ingredients directly from growers at Apple Hill! For a delicious, freshly-cooked breakfast, we invite you to stay with us at Eden Vale Inn. For delicious, American-fusion style food and drinks, grab a table at The Independent Restaurant and Bar.

5. Enjoy Fun For the Whole Family

Apple Hill isn’t just the perfect backdrop for a romantic date; there’s also plenty to do for adults and children of all ages! Bring the family and get lost in corn mazes as you work together to find your way out or take rides on ponies. You may even be able to get up close to a variety of animals the petting zoo! You can also pack a picnic and enjoy some quality time together in scenic landscapes.

Stay in Luxury Nearby at Eden Vale Inn

Bedroom view of Madrone room at Eden Vale Inn

Do you need a place to stay so you can experience the wonders of Apple Hill? Eden Vale Inn provides you with luxurious accommodations on a scenic, 10-acre country estate in Placerville. We are much more than your average bed and breakfast. Just a short drive from the farms, we offer fresh breakfast, elegant spa services, and top-notch amenities to enhance your stay. We also invite you to take a walk through our landscape, featuring serene ponds and lush gardens.

Warm decor and natural light fill our Madrone guest room, creating an extremely welcoming atmosphere. Feel free to relax on your private outdoor deck with a couples deep soaking tub. When you’re not resting in your comfortable king-size bed, feel free to gather around the pond or firepit on the patio. We think you’ll find it hard not to feel relaxed and rejuvenated after a stay with us. Check our availability and book your stay today!