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.


Our beautiful 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.


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Sleep in the trees under the stars & rediscover the joys of nature & wildlife. If camping isn't 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. $30 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 2 people. $30 per night per additional person. $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



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.


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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Facebook LIVE Event | Operation #KickstartGlampingSanDiego

We're going Facebook LIVE on Sunday 3/31/19 as operation #KickstartGlampingSanDiego comes to an end. Thanks for everyone's continued support. We've exceeded our pledge goal and reached $25,790 as or March 27.

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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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