WELCOME to Twin Pines Recreational TreeClimbing LLC
Twin Pines is truly a World Class facility for experiencing North Vermont's finest scenery and forests. Located in Danville Vermont just a few miles outside of St. Johnsbury near I-91 and I-93. The facility encompasses 35 acres of outstanding forests. With hotel and campground......to please.
As an added attraction, they have a lovely tree house that can also be used for lodging. It has a loft sleeping area, a Vermont Casting wood stove and an outdoor bathroom. The tree house has lovely views, one of them overlooking a newly created man-made pond. Along with an outdoor fire pit, there are also several very nice hiking trails. Call for availability.
The hosts with the most, Al and Brenda, define hospitality on their huge spread in Vermont's North East Kingdom. They provide acres of "God's country" with awesome views to boot.
Your instructor Al is a certified NETC Instructor with years of experience as an arborist and instructor. His love and knowledge of trees and the outdoors is obvious as soon as you meet him. He has a gentle and humorous teaching style making his students feel right at home. With hotel and campground located very nearby they aim to please. This makes for an excellent learning/fun weekend away.
"..the house is like a retirement playground, and I'm sure his grandkids feel the same way! They built a beautiful home in the middle of the land, with a gorgeous view of the valley below. Surrounding the home though are still acres of trees, with miles of trails cut out for exploring. Allen has also built an awesome tree house, complete with wood burning stove, quick escape fire pole and fully functioning bathroom! This, the big house, and multiple barns and buildings on the property are all made from trees from his land. There are piles of lumber everywhere, just waiting for whatever his imagination is going to think of next...."
- -Monica (see the complete post HERE)
Jim Tabor, author of Forever On the Mountain writes- "We had a FANTASTIC time doing the Tree Climbing Experience with Allan and Brenda. As an experienced mountaineer and caver, I was tremendously impressed with their emphasis on safety as well as the superb quality of their instruction, equipment, and facility. We would recommend their courses to anyone who loves to have fun!"
--Jim and Liz Tabor, Waitsfield , VT
"Up-Up and Away into the trees we went. My daughter and I just finished a 1.5 day tree climbing class with Allan and Brenda and had an excellent time. The instruction was very much focused on safety, but allowed for a lot of climbing. The area where we climbed is located right below a scenic overlook and is beautiful. We could have climbed more but we might have been too busy laughing. Great time taught by great people. Recommended highly!"
-- Peter-Boulder, Colorado
"Just a quick note to let you know how much fun I had at your tree climbing course. Al....you were a great host and excellent instructor. When I got back to my rental place in Burke, I wrote down all of the steps involved in rigging the rope for the climb. Can't wait to get started on my own. I really enjoyed hanging out with the family after the climb.. I'll be sure to tell all of my friends/family how much fun they could be having by taking your course.