An apple a day keeps the doctor away, giving you ample time to rifle through his office for hidden lollipops. Savor the sweet flavors of nature's candy with today's Groupon for an apple picking and orchard experience at B.J. Reece Apple House in Ellijay. Choose between two options:
For $12, you get a package for two people (a $25 value). This package includes:
- Admission for two (a $4 value)
- A 1/4-peck of self-picked apples (a $4 value)
- A hayride for two (a $6 value)
- Petting farm admission for two (a $6 value)
- Apple cannon fun with one basket of apples (a $5 value)
For $22, you get a package for four people (a $50 value). This package includes:
- Admission for four (an $8 value)
- Two 1/4-pecks of self-picked apples (an $8 value)
- A hayride for four (a $12 value)
- Petting farm admission for four (a $12 value)
- Apple cannon fun with two baskets of apples (a $10 value)
Surrounded by the fiery foliage of the North Georgia Mountains, B.J. Reece Apple House livens autumn agendas with scores of seasonal activities. Reece's U-Pick orchards dangle with edible jewels begging to be draped onto lips or placed atop of a family member's head for archery practice. Fill bags with a 1/4-peck of distinguished apple breeds, including red rome beauty, mutsu golden, future danish, and jonathan. Later, lug armfuls of pie supplies to B.J. Reece's petting farm where animals vie for attentive back-pats and sneak swigs of cider when no one is looking. In addition to hosting traditional hayrides, B.J. Reece boasts an apple cannon that challenges snipers to launch renegade fruit at distances of up to 500 feet. Those more interested in tasting the orchard's on-site freshness may drop in the newly remodeled bakery and nab butter-crusted pie stuffed with peaches, or a few apple-cider donuts recommended by one out of one Isaac Newtons.
B.J. Reece Orchards
Voyaging through the mountains in search of a red rome beauty might sound like a hero's legendary quest, but in Ellijay, Georgia, anyone can do it—as long as they wait until September. That's when B.J. Reece Apple House opens its orchard for public picking. There, rows of trees hold edible jewels ready to be plucked, from the fabled red rome beauty to the golden delicious and the gala, which appears on the branch in full formal wear.
As visitors fill their baskets in the shadow of the North Georgia Mountains, aromas from the nearby country bakery drift on the wind. Chefs take inspiration from the season and setting to create apple-cider doughnuts and butter-crusted pies to the delight of parents and children alike. But kids take center stage at the petting farm. There, they can meet animal friends and lead wonderfully accurate renditions of "Old McDonald" before hopping on a wagon and riding through the hills. And during the harvest season, B.J. Reece Orchards offers more farm-fun activities—families can pick a favorite in the pig race, meander through the cornfield scavenger hunt, milk a cow, and take a bumpy ride on the cow train, while kids can play on the giant jumping pillow.
9131 Hwy. 52 E
Ellijay, Georgia 30536