In 1972 Lowell and Phyllis Schaper built their family home on forty acres in Minnetrista. Four years later in 1976 after the first planting of some 600 apple trees, Minnetonka Orchards was born.
After 45 amazing years they have passed down their legacy of famous Apple donuts, weddings, special events and fall festivities to the NEW hands of Esther & Frank Weigel. The Weigels took ownership of the orchard in March of 2021 and have dedicated the past 6 months to bringing the Orchard back to life. This family owned and operated apple orchard has blossomed into a first class tourist destination for families in the Twin Cities and beyond. This beautiful property sits on 43 acres of rolling apple orchards, the business has grown into a popular fall destination for families seeking a unique experience and the new owners, Esther & Frank are excited to bring it back to its full potential.
Offering several exceptional spaces for weddings, corporate events, private birthdays and school tours for Fall 2021. A variety of activities for everyone in the family from Hayrides, face painting, kids rides, animal barn, bratz and of course their famous Hot Apple Donuts and Cider.