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. 


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 60+ 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.


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Kickstart Glamping in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 -- After 2 years of consecutive business growth and hosting hundreds of happy glampers in San Diego’s backcountry, our company is launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 to expand operations.

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