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 & is has become known as our signature outdoor hospitality 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.


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


Sleep in the trees under the stars & rediscover the joys of nature & wildlife. Try one of our plush & cozy bell tents with therapeutic mattress & standard hotel amenities. We cater to all levels of outdoor enthusiasts & create hand-crafted hospitality experiences for you in nature.


$95 per night*


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. $30 per night per additional person. $50 cleaning fee.




$130 per night*


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 2 people. $35 per night per additional person. $50 cleaning fee.




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 $95 per night and the Stout Bell Tents are starting at $130 per night. $50 cleaning fee.



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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.


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


Sky Island | A Mountain Journey

Alter Experiences LLC is the result of an ever-evolving dream, very different from the busy modern day world. It’s a vision of a simpler place where life is basic, beautiful & in resonance with nature. This dream inspired our lifestyle & business approach

We Reached our Goal!

We exceeded our $25,000 pledge goal this morning. None of it was easy or would’ve even been possible without the support of so many of you. Still kind of hard to believe at times. I had my doubts and low points. I’ve learned so much from the entire experience. I am excited to apply crowd-funding campaigns in the future, as we get to opening new glamping destinations over the coming years.....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.





Operation #KickstartGlampingSanDiego was successfully funded on March 24, 2019 thanks to the support of our backers and company supporters.We raised over $25,000 for our company expansion and will be having some exciting new developments coming up soon READ MORE...



Super Bloom 2019

Our backcountry is now in full wildflower bloom thanks to recent heavy winter rains. Please remember to act safely and responsibly when visiting the the backountry. Please don't trample over our delicate flower fields. READ MORE...




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Trip Advisor

Exciting Days Ahead at Alter Experiences!

We've been all hands on deck in the operation over the past few weeks. Back to back bookings every weekend and a lot more weekday bookings, which is always nice to see.

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Outdoor Hospitality | Nature Immersive Retreats

(619) 642 7015
Alter Experience LLC currently operates under permit on the Cleveland National Forest. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 


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