Answers to Your
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Are you open all year long?

At both locations, hours and days vary depending on the season and various events that may be occurring. Typically, the historic Rochester Hills location is open from March through November, with the ice cream shop open from April through September. The Lake Orion location is open year-round, but hours may vary.

How much does it cost to get in?

Nothing! There are no parking fees and no admission charges! Just come enjoy the sights, sounds, scents, and scenery while treating yourself to a tasty treat – or two or three.

Do you accept debit/credit cards at the Mill?

Yes, we accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. However, we do not take personal checks.

Is cash still OK?


Are you on social media?

We’re all about social here! You can find us Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Please follow and like us to receive updates and stay up-to-date on what’s happening at the Mill.

Do you accept large orders for corporate events?

We can provide cider, donuts, and other baked goods for corporate events throughout metro Detroit as well as nearby states. You can place large orders here.

I hear you have really pretty wedding favors. How can I make Yates a part of my wedding?

We love preparing wedding favors, and we would be honored to be a part of your event. Just send us an email, and we’ll get the ball rolling.

Do you allow pets at the Mill?

Yes, we do allow pets here, but we discourage bringing them on the weekends on account of the crowds. They must be friendly and must be on a leash at all times on the property. Due to health codes, they are not allowed inside any buildings or tents (with the exception of working dogs). Also, please bring something to clean up after them!

Do you ship cider?

Yes! We do ship cider! We have a limited set of shipping dates throughout the fall. Please click here to place your online order.

Can I freeze cider?

Yes! Before freezing, just take about 8 ounces out of your gallon to allow for expansion.

Does the cider have to be refrigerated?

We take pride in the fact that our cider does not contain preservatives, but that means it does need to be refrigerated as soon as possible.

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