The 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 (Laguna Mountain), Julian & near Lake Cuyamaca & the Cuyamaca Ranch State Park.

We also have various affiliate destinations in some of the most pristine and remote destinations on this planet where we offer our glamping retreats. Some of these destinations include; Baja California - Mexico, Catalina Island, Big Sur, and the Red Sea.

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 treehouse that uses 3 anchor points to create a "living space" suspended between trees. Your glamping site comes complete with sleeping bag, standard amenities, lounge area, & outdoor kitchen. Our elevated tree tents bring a whole new dimension to the traditional camping experience. 

For our coastal retreats we offer plush canvas tents with all the amenities you can expect at a hotel. There’s no place our glamping caravan can’t go. Join us on our next adventure.

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

Relax, explore & enjoy. We'll take care of the rest.

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

  Accommodations

Sleep in the trees under the stars & rediscover the joys of nature & wildlife.

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Outdoor Hospitality

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. Two night minimum and $50 cleaning fee. BOOK NOW


 
 

Tree Tents | Laguna Mountain

$90 per night*

Our site in Laguna Mountain is located deep inside the Cleveland National Forest by the Big Laguna Lake Trail. This mountain is one of the highest peaks in San Diego county at over 6,000ft elevation. It features some of the biggest and densest concentration of forests in the region. This is a remote and beautiful campground away from it all. Each tree tent can accommodate up to 3 people (880lbs) and we can combine a few for larger groups. Your tree tent comes with sleeping pads, single or double sleeping bag, pillow, and lighting.

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

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Bell Tent | Laguna Mountain

$150 per night*

Enjoy the pristine remoteness of the Cleveland National Forest in this plush and comfortable bell tent. This is one of the highest peaks in San Diego with breathtaking views, abundant wildlife, starry nights & total remoteness. Numerous trails in the vicinity. The area is extremely remote for a true nature immersive experience.Our luxury canvas 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, ambience lighting, chairs & can fit up to 4 people comfortably. Ideal for families.

* Rate for 4-5 people minimum 2 nights. $50 cleaning fee.

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Bell Tent | Fort Cross

$150 per night*

Our glamping retreat at Fort Cross is a fun outdoor get away with entertainment for the entire family. It's walking distance from the Julian Station, which features 4 tasting rooms, Mexican food & game area/arcades for kids. You're also next to Wynola Pizza & Bistro & Jeremy's on the Hill. Choose from a variety of libations & food! Activities at Fort Cross include: archery, tomahawks, slingshot range, petting zoo, music, hayrides & more! 1 day of family activities are included with your stay. It comes with a therapeutic queen mattress, pillows, linens, comforter, bedside tables, plush carpets & floor pillows, ambience lighting, chairs & can fit up to 4 people comfortably.

* Rate for 4-5 people minimum 2 nights. $50 cleaning fee.

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Our Favorite Reviews

  Glamping at Fort Cross

 

Alter Experiences and Fort Cross have teamed up to bring you the ultimate family glamping retreat! Enjoy a 2-night stay in a comfortable and furnished canvas bell tent with lots of fun entertainment for the entire family within walking distance. The Julian Station located just across the highway features 4 tasting rooms, Mexican food at Manita’s & game area/arcades for kids. You're also next to Wynola Pizza & Bistro & Jeremy's on the Hill. Choose from a wide range of delicious libations & food during your stay - craft beer, mead, wine & cider. Activities at Fort Cross include: archery, tomahawks, slingshot range, petting zoo, music, hayrides & more! 1 day of family activities are included with your booking. 25% off introductory offer. Be the first to try this out. BOOK NOW...

 

 

  San Diego's Last Frontier

 

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. Read More...

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Inspired Stories

A resource for nature lovers, sustainable living enthusiasts & environmental protection advocates told through blogs, pictures and video.

Our Journey to Alter

...there is nothing to fear at all. Where monsters are said to be lurking, be among the fortunate who find therein, light..


 

Farmstay Act & Agri-business

Most people are still unaware of developing agri-business & agri-tourism models, which have come about as a result of the Farmstay Act.


 

 

Sustainable Lifestyles

Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resources...


 

Sustainable Tourism Development

...Rancho Cuyamaca & the surrounding Central Mountain regions offer immense potential for a tourism model based around bio-diversity, conservation, history, heritage and community development.


 

 

 

Natural Living

Natural living is a broad term encompassing many subjects such as; nutrition & health, alternative medicines, farming, eco-consciousness and many other subjects.


 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Join us for a hiking trail clean-up or other volunteer opportunities. We need your help to protect the bio-diversity & pristine environment of the Central Mountain regions.


 

 

 

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