VISION

Alter Experiences LLC is an outdoor hospitality movement based in the high mountains of San Diego's backcountry. We're dedicated to creating meaningful experiences in nature & encouraging sustainable tourism development globally.

We currently manage several sites in Cleveland National Forest - Mount Laguna, Julian & near Lake Cuyamaca. These sites are nestled in the high mountain forests of San Diego's backcountry - sky islands where pristine nature & wild-life thrives. These are some of the most remote & biologically diverse habitats in all of Southern California that include many open space preserves, National Forest Lands and State Parks.

Each one of our sites is handpicked to offer you a truly nature immersive experience. We strive to create the most comfortable outdoor experience possible, even at our most remote locations. We take all that's fun about traditional camping & combine it with modern comfort & state of the art equipment.

We offer various accommodation styles depending on location. Our Tentsile tree tents are definitely the most popular - a lightweight tree house that uses 3 anchor points to create a "living space" suspended between trees. Our elevated tree tents bring a whole new dimension to the traditional camping experience. 

Our plush & cozy bell tent was designed with the ultimate comfort in mind! It feature all the amenities you can expect at a hotel & has become known as our signature outdoor hospitality experience.

ELEVATE YOUR CAMPING EXPERIENCE

We set out to create a hotel standard hospitality experience in very remote destinations, with a zero-impact policy to the surrounding environment. We wanted to create unique & comfortable spaces in pristine natural habitats, which would totally re-define camping & the outdoor experience.

The result was a sustainable business & tourism model, which encourages environmental stewardship & responsible tourism practices.

RELAX. EXPLORE. ENJOY. WE TAKE CARE OF THE REST.

Custom tailored glamping & outdoor retreats. San Diego's newest hospitality experience. 

  OUR GLAMPING SITES

Your site is private for your group only and includes; a fire pit, picnic table, glamping kitchen and parking for 2 vehicles. Bathroom / shower facilities are communal. There are hot water showers & clean flush toilets that are close to your site. The showers are quarter operated and cost $2 for 15 minutes.

Your site comes outfitted with everything you need for sleeping, lounging, cooking and eating. All you have to bring is a cooler, ice and food. 

BOOK direct NOW and use discount code ILOVEGLAMPING for 10% off.

$140

Avg. per night / 2 ppl

Lions Den | Burnt Rancheria

Lion's Den is our most popular & secluded site in the Cleveland National Forest, Burnt Rancheria campground. This site features 2 bell tents, as well as a multi-level combination of tree tents and hammocks. The first bell tent features a queen mattress & sofa bed. The second bell tent is a lounge by day and with 2 sofa beds for sleeping. Lion's Den also features a double tree tent & 2 story triple tree tent. 2 Trillium hammocks also included, as well as slack-line and yoga trapeze. It can accommodate up to 8 more than comfortably.

Max. Capacity

8 ppl

Additional Person

$35 per night

Minimum Nights

2

Cleaning Fee

$100

  • Tree tents include Teton sleeping bags, sleeping bag liner, sleeping pads and pillows.
  • Solar powered lights are also provided

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$130

Avg. per night / 2 ppl

Fox Den | Laguna Campground

Fox Den is our group glamping site in the Cleveland National Forest, Laguna campground. This site comes with 2 luxury bell tents. 1 bell tent comes with queen mattress & the other has 2 full beds. The site also features a combination of tree tents & hammocks.

Max. Capacity

12 ppl

Additional Person

$35 per night

Minimum Nights

2

Cleaning Fee

$100

  • Tree tents include Teton sleeping bags, sleeping bag liner, sleeping pads and pillows.
  • Solar powered lights are also provided

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$120

Avg. per night / 2 ppl

Deer Peak | Burnt Rancheria

Deer Peak is our family glamping site in the Cleveland National Forest, Burnt Rancheria campground. This site comes with 2 luxury bell tents. One bell tent comes with a queen mattress & the other features 2 full beds. This site also features a triple tree tent that can sleep an additional 3 people, as well as a hammock for lounging.

Max. Capacity

8 ppl

Additional Person

$35 per night

Minimum Nights

2

Cleaning Fee

$100

  • Tree tents include Teton sleeping bags, sleeping bag liner, sleeping pads and pillows.
  • Solar powered lights are also provided

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$110

Avg. per night / 2 ppl

Eagles Nest | Burnt Rancheria

Eagles Nest is our tree tent playground in the Cleveland National Forest, Burnt Rancheria campground. This private & secluded site features 1 bell tent with a full mattress. The site also features 2 double tree tents, a 2 story triple tree tent, and various hammocks. Eagle Nest is our flagship tree tent complex, ideal for families and friends alike.

Max. Capacity

8 ppl

Additional Person

$35 per night

Minimum Nights

2

Cleaning Fee

$100

  • Tree tents include Teton sleeping bags, sleeping bag liner, sleeping pads and pillows.
  • Solar powered lights are also provided

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$100

Avg. per night / 2 ppl

Blue Jay Nest | Laguna Campground

Blue Jay Nest is our glamping playground in the Cleveland National Forest, Laguna campground. This fun and cozy space features 2 bell tents, as well as our double bubble 2 story tree tent and trillium hammocks. Blue Jay nest is nestled among giant pine and conifer trees for a private setting. It's located right next to the toilets/showers near the main restroom facilities

Max. Capacity

8 ppl

Additional Person

$35 per night

Minimum Nights

2

Cleaning Fee

$100

  • Tree tents include Teton sleeping bags, sleeping bag liner, sleeping pads and pillows.
  • Solar powered lights are also provided

ACCOMMODATIONS

Elevate your camping experience in our tree tents, or unwind in our plush and cozy bell tents.

Tentsile Tree Tents

Our versatile & groundbreaking Tentsile Tree Tent is a marvel in design. This comfortable outdoor shelter keeps you elevated above inhospitable terrain, insects, snakes & other creepy crawlies. The Stingray Tree Tent is our flagship three-person model made with a spacious, triple hammock interior that keeps campers separated & comfortable, & a rip-resistant durable micro-mesh that shields you overhead. The tent is accessed via a floor hatch with rope ladder in the center & a large front door. The elegant structure comprises an adjustable frame of 2.5 tonne webbing straps & is enclosed in a PU-coated waterproof polyester fabric fly. The webbing frame is held in tension at each of the three anchor points with ratchets. The micro-mesh material stays surprisingly taut & firm under weight. It can withstand up to 880lbs. The rainfly enclosure guards against the elements—which also forms a shaded are below & wind breaking thermal buffer once pegged to the ground. We have tree tents for couples and single glampers. Your tree tent comes with sleeping pads, single or double sleeping bag, pillow, & light.


 
 
 
 

Bell Tent

We really set out to create a new standard for outdoor hospitality with our bell tent. Our plush & cozy bell tent was designed with the ultimate comfort in mind! It comes with a therapeutic queen mattress, pillows, linens, comforter, bedside tables, plush carpets & floor pillows, ambient lighting, chairs & can fit up to 4 people. The tent is ideal for families. It also comes with a safe & portable propane heater that keeps the tent nice and warm even during the coldest nights. The tents are completely snow and rain proof and also have ventilation windows for summer months with bug guard. The canonical shape deflects winds and leaves no place for rain or snow to gather. Stout Tents are the highest quality tent on the market & we've hosted dozens of groups with nothing but positive reviews about the experience.


 
 
 
 

INSTAGRAM

Follow us @alter.experiences

  THE DESTINATION

Explore the sky islands of our San Diego backcountry - Southern California's best kept secret!

Our beautiful San Diego backcountry offers a wide-variety of venues, attractions and activities that would take weeks to fully experience. Everything from apple picking to hiking, water activities, mountain biking, historic tours, shopping, culinary / agri-tourism experiences and much more.

We’re a proud community with a rich history and heritage dating back to 1869. As the environmental stewards of these precious habitats, we take that responsibility very seriously and are dedicated to preserving the region’s pristine nature, wildlife and rich bio-diversity. We look forward to hosting you soon and thank you for visiting.

OUTDOOR HOSPITALITY

Setting the standard for outdoor hospitality experiences in San Diego & beyond.

 

CREATING COMFORTABLE SPACES IN NATURE

We create beautiful & comfortable spaces in nature to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Each one of our sites is handpicked and we can set up a combination of tents to suit your group needs. We currently offer two accommodation types depending on location; Tentsile Tree Tents and Bell Tents.


 
 

ACTIVITIES

Choose from a wide variety of outdoor activities.

 

Host a Glamping Event

Starting in 2020, Alter Experiences will be offering glamping event packages at Mount Laguna, or your preferred location. Plan your next special event at one of our group campgrounds in Mount Laguna. We'll help you plan your outdoor event whether you're planning a wedding, birthday party, group retreat or family reunion - we'll make sure your event runs smoothly in comfort and style.


Backcountry Hiking

Choose from a wide variety of trails within the Cleveland National Forest, State Park, county parks and preserves. The region offers various trails from moderate to difficult. Green Valley Falls and Three Sister Falls offers swimming pools and are two of the most popular trails in the area. The Pacific Crest Trail is another popular hike, which is located very near to our glamping sites.


2020 Mount Laguna Trail Fest

SDMBA Mount Laguna Trail Fest presented by ZOIC Clothing starts on October 18 and will be held at El Prado campground. Join us for a lively yet intimate gathering of our trail loving friends riding rad bikes, sitting by the fire, sleeping in tents, and sharing good times presented by ZOIC Clothing Ride the beautiful rolling meadows and woods of Big Laguna Trail with a guided group or explore on your own...VISIT EVENT PAGE


Snow Activities

More than just glamping and hospitality, we set out to create a signature nature immersive experience. Our concept was inspired by fast growing immersion travel trends, which focus on experiencing a particular place by actively and meaningfully engaging with its history, people, culture, food and environment. It is also referred to as experiential travel and among the sectors expected to grow most quickly during the coming two decades. READ MORE...


Mountain Biking

Among the funnest activities available in our San Diego Backcountry is mountain biking. There are numerous mountain bike trails to choose from that are very close to our glamping sites. Big Laguna Trail and Noble Canyon are 2 of the most popular and can be done as one long track. SDMBA, in collaboration with US Forest service have been supporting the growth of mountain bike trail development in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. They've done some amazing work over the years and it's thank to them that we can enjoy this network of trails... READ MORE...


Dispered Camping & Backpacking

More than just glamping and hospitality, we set out to create a signature nature immersive experience. Our concept was inspired by fast growing immersion travel trends, which focus on experiencing a particular place by actively and meaningfully engaging with its history, people, culture, food and environment. It is also referred to as experiential travel and among the sectors expected to grow most quickly during the coming two decades.. READ MORE...


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Trip Advisor

Weather Forecast

8 Forest Districts Closed Across the State due to Fires

 

 

It’s a very difficult time for so many right now and we’re so sad to see the devastation being caused by multiple wildfires across our state. USFS temporarily closed 8 Forest Districts as of yesterday, which included the Cleveland National Forest, Mt. Laguna Recreation Area. Although the Mt. Laguna region is currently not under any direct fire threat, all of USFS personal and resources are being re-directed towards managing these unprecedented fires.

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Outdoor Hospitality | Glamping Events

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Alter Experiences LLC operates under permit of USFS. This institution is an equal opportunity employer.
 
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