Visiting apple orchards is a quintessential fall activity in Minnesota, but have you ever dreamed of owning a fully functional apple orchard of your own?

Well, now's your chance... all you need is a couple of million dollars and you could be the star of the next family comedy-drama movie, "We Bought an Orchard!"

Century Fox/Jennifer Busch/LandProz Real Estate, LLC
Century Fox/Jennifer Busch-LandProz Real Estate, LLC

A note posted to the orchard's Facebook page and website says,

To our friends and customers,

We wish to announce that after 30 years, we are selling Applewood Orchard.

It has truly been our pleasure to serve you.

Although change is uncertain, we hope the new owners will continue this business as an orchard.

Thank you for your loyalty and support.


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Applewood Orchard in Lakeville, MN is Up For Sale

The orchard for sale is the Applewood Orchard in Lakeville, Minnesota, just south of Minneapolis, with a list price of $2,100,000.

The listing describes the property as "a thriving orchard and a beautiful home in Minnesota."

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"Operating as an apple orchard for 25 years, the property boasts over 6000 trees, two septic tanks, three wells, tillable and pasture land," the listing states.

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Applewood Orchard (Jennifer Busch/LandProz Real Estate, LLC)

A 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 3,125-square-foot home built in 1997 sits on a 61.64-acre lot.

"The home offers... a cherry cabinetry and Corian countertop kitchen, vaulted ceilings, and a wood stone fireplace," the listing description continues. (see photos of the inside of the house below)

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Applewood Orchard home (Jennifer Busch/LandProz Real Estate, LLC)

The property also includes a 6,300-square-foot retail building and a separate 2,400-square-foot storage shed.

The listing says, "The retail building includes a storefront, walk-in cooler, cider room, and ample storage space."

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Applewood Orchard retail building (Jennifer Busch/LandProz Real Estate, LLC)

According to their website, the Applewood Orchard was started by Mark and Kathy Parranto as a retirement hobby farm in 1995 with 1500 trees, but quickly grew to be a full-time job, now with more than 9,000 apple trees of 16 varieties.

The orchard currently has a Google review rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars with 277 reviews, some describing great experiences, and others not so much.

Applewood Orchard (Jennifer Busch/LandProz Real Estate, LLC)
Applewood Orchard (Jennifer Busch/LandProz Real Estate, LLC)

Looking at the photos and reading some reviews, as far as orchards open to the public go, it seems to be on the smaller side without a lot of the extras some bigger apple orchards have, an aspect some find endearing.

For what it's worth, there are several scathing reviews regarding the behavior of employees and possibly even the owner, which is something a new owner might have to overcome.

SEE ALSO: Enormous Million Dollar Price Drop on MN's Most Expensive House

Keep scrolling to see more photos of the Applewood Orchard property, including the inside of the house:

Minnesota Apple Orchard Hits Market For $2.1 Million

The Applewood Orchard in Lakeville, Minnesota has just hit the market with an asking price of just over two million dollars. According to the listing, The property includes a 3,125 square-foot 3-bed, 3-bath home, a 6,300 square-foot retail building, and a fully functional "thriving" apple orchard business.

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Overall, this looks like a very well-maintained property with many amenities and great potential. Hopefully, the new owners do keep it open to the public for future memories yet to be made. See the full real estate listing for Applewood Orchard here.

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