Operation #KickstartGlampingSanDiego was successfully funded on March 24, 2019.

There's still time to join the movement. We're taking pledges until March 31, 2019

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 (Laguna Mountain), Julian & near Lake Cuyamaca.

Our primary sites are nestled in the high mountain forests of San Diego's backcountry - sky islands where pristine nature and wild-life thrives. These are some of the most remote and 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. The result is an outdoor & nature immersive experience unlike any other.

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. We're redefining the hospitality experience and setting new and exciting tourism trends in San Diego!


Join us in a nature immersive retreat to one of Southern California's most pristine & biologically diverse habitats.


It's been 2 very exciting years of successful business growth in San Diego's backcountry, all thanks to your continued support. We’ve hosted 80+ bookings so far with nothing but positive feedback and reviews. We’ve learned a lot about the emerging outdoor hospitality market in California and abroad. 

It's time for us to take this company to the next level. We're setting out to raise $25,000 to expand operations, with your help. Our Kickstarter campaign will run from March 1-31, 2019 and we hope to exceed our goal. You can pledge as little as $10.

You can come up and experience a night of tree tent glamping with your +1 for pledges starting at $99. Bookings through the Kickstarter pledge drive will be up to 30% cheaper than our standard rate. Take advantage of this exclusive offer during the month of March!


Be one of the first to pledge on March 1st and hear about the latest developments with our Kickstarter campaign. 



Sleep in the trees under the stars & rediscover the joys of nature & wildlife. If camping's not your thing, try one of our plush & cozy bell tents with therapeutic mattress & standard hotel amenities. We cater to all levels of outdoor enthusiasts & even non-campers.


$90 per night*

Book Fort Cross | Book Laguna Mountain

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, & micro-mesh that shields you overhead. The tent is accessed via a floor hatch with rope ladder. The 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 & 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.

* Rate for 2 people. $25 per night per additional person. $50 cleaning fee.




$150 per night*

Book Fort Cross | Book Laguna Mountain

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.

Our bell tent also features 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.

* Rate for a family of 4-5 people. $50 cleaning fee.




We're setting the standard for outdoor hospitality experiences in San Diego & beyond.


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 are starting at $90 per night and the Stout Bell Tents are starting at $150 per night. $50 cleaning fee. BOOK NOW




We're very excited to introduce you to our #KickstartGlampingSanDiego campaign, which will launch on March 1 and conclude on March 31, 2019. We're raising money to purchase equipment to outfit our various sites. We hope to exceed our budget and be able to invest in a glamping caravan for pop-up events, weddings and other outdoor oriented over-night experiences.

After 2 years successful operation in San Diego's backcountry, we're setting out to raise $25,000 to expand our and look forward to your help. You can pledge as little as $10. For a $99 pledge, you can come up and stay the night with one other person.


San Diego county is currently ranked as the most bio-diverse habitat in the continental United States. In the very heart of this bustling city is the Backcountry - a rare oasis with its majestic snow capped mountains, grasslands and deserts abloom with flowers. The most biologically rich county is, however, also the most threatened. As the population of southern California grows exponentially; we're potentially faced with new challenges that threaten this unique habitat. We all have our part to play in the preservation of this region. Visit our web-site to learn more about responsible tourism and our on-going environmental conservation efforts

We need immediate intervention if we hope to reverse these trends.


A resource for nature lovers, environmental stewards, world explorers, sustainable lifestyle advocates & community activists.


Record Snowfall in San Diego

We had over 12 inches of snowfall in the Julian and Laguna mountains over the last few days. Authorities were forced to close both HWY 79 as well as Sunrise HWY over the weekend, due to the amount of snowfall. SEE VIDEO

2019 Green Tourism Trends

San Diego tourism is booming! National  Geographic’s recent feature on San Diego's bio-diversity has opened up an entire new demographic of green travelers and eco-conscious tourists to Southern California destinations....READ MORE



Dedicated to Excellence

Our company is dedicated to the highest hospitality standards, as well as responsible & sustainable business practices. We've hosted over 80+ guests since our inception in 2016 and look forward exceeding your expectations. READ MORE...


Lake Cuyamaca

Lake Cuyamaca is a small shallow reservoir located about an hour east of downtown San Diego in the Cuyamaca Mountains. The 110 acre lake is San Diego’s most scenic reservoir, and offers unique fishing opportunities not available at any of the other local reservoirs.





March 1st is the the BIG DAY! Pledges starting at $10 for a thank you post card from our company founders, acknowledging you as one of our first company supporters and a glamping rock star! For a $99 pledge, you'll be spending the night in one of our tree tents with your +1. We have up to 12 pledge options to choose from; including group retreats, party on the mountain and much more:. READ MORE...



Winter Glamping in San Diego

Stout Tent is the most-trusted, highest-rated brand in the Glamping tent industry, with over 20 years of sewing experience in military-grade tents and parachutes. Veteran owned and operated, serving an international market with operations in Arizona and Vermont. READ MORE...




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Trip Advisor

Alter Experiences Funded on Kickstarter!

We weren’t exactly sure what to expect when we launched operation #KickstartGlampingSanDiego

We built this company from the ground-up and we invested everything we had into it. It was important for us to see the business grow organically, while we fine tuned our operation and set a standard for outdoor hospitality.

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Outdoor Hospitality | Nature Immersive Retreats

(760) 313 0208
Alter Experience LLC currently operates under permit on the Cleveland National Forest. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 


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