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. 

  ACCOMMODATIONS

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.

TENTSILE TREE TENT

$95 per night*

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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.


 
 
 
 
 

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STOUT BELL TENT

$130 per night*

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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.


 
 
 
 
 

VIDEO TOUR - BELL TENT

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


 
 

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  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.

INSPIRED STORIES

A resource for nature lovers, environmental stewards, world explorers, minimalists & activists.

 

Loving the Blackstone 17' Griddle

As part of our efforts towards enhancing your outdoor hospitality experience, we're adding Blackstone 17' Griddle to all of our glamping sites. We decided we wanted to take it up a notch so that you could really have some fun in the kitchen during your stay with us. We had a chance to give it a try a few days ago and cooked up Trip Tip with a side of red onions and cauliflower.


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


 

 

Meet our Company Founders

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...


 

 

 

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...


 

The Art of MVP

Every now and then one of our guests will leave us a little memento. It’s the cutest gesture. We value every guest and do everything we can to exceed your expectations. Your feedback and suggestions have helped us develop the outdoor experience we’ve created today. A special thank you to @The Art of MVP for gifting us with one of her custom resin charcuterie boards!


 

 

Creating a Hospitality Experience

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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Rami Abdel on ABC 10 News | Town Square Project

ABC 10 News ran the story about the Julian Town Square multiple times today. Rami Abdel and Kim Simas were interviewed for the story. This is great news for our efforts towards transforming the empty lot on Main Street and Washington Street into a town square. We appreciate all your continued support and donations. We're getting very close towards making this project a reality.

 

Outdoor Hospitality | Nature Immersive Retreats

(619) 642 7015
 
Alter Experience LLC currently operates under permit from USFS. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 
 


   

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