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Glamping & outdoor hospitality retreats with Alter Experiences. Sleep in the trees under the stars & rediscover the joys of pristine nature & the great outdoors. Fox Den is our group glamping site in the Cleveland National Forest, Laguna campground. This site comes with 2 luxury bell tents. 1 bell tent comes with queen mattress & the other has 2 full beds. The site also feat


Glamping & outdoor hospitality retreats with Alter Experiences. Sleep in the trees under the stars & rediscover the joys of pristine nature & the great outdoors. Fox Den is our group glamping site in the Cleveland National Forest, Laguna campground. This site comes with 2 luxury bell tents. 1 bell tent comes with queen mattress & the other has 2 full beds. The site also features a combination of tree tents & can collectively sleep up to 8 people. Site is next to flush toilet/showers.

The space Laguna Mountain is one of the highest peaks in San Diego at an elevation of over 6,000ft. It's part of the Cleveland National Forest network and one of the most bio-diverse habitats in all of Southern California. It features some of the tallest pine, conifer and oak trees in the region, as well as beautiful open space preserves as far as the eye can see.

The area is extremely remote and secluded. Our glamping sites are located in the communal campgrounds of Laguna./El Prado campgrounds, right off Sunrise Highway. The closest town is Julian about 30 minutes away. It's about a 15 minute drive to Lake Cuyamaca. The drive along S1 Sunrise HWY is an experience in itself, with contrasting landscapes between our mountain forests and the Anza-Borrego desert.

Your site comes with a combination of both tree tents, bell tents and hammocks.

Bell tents are fully outfitted and spacious with therapeutic mattress and / or sofa bed (s). They are staged with the ultimate comfort and luxury in mind, featuring rugs, plush floor pillows, solar powered lights and propane heater.

Our Tenstile tree tents are a lightweight treehouse that uses 3 anchor points to create a "living space" suspended between trees. Our Tentsiles are fun, safe & bring a whole new dimension to the camping experience.

Our elevated tree tents offer a very unique nature immersive and outdoor experience.

Your glamping site also comes with standard hotel amenities, private lounge area, outdoor kitchen space & outdoor fire-pit. Enjoy camping without the hassle!

Facilities & Amenities:

- Hot shower/bathroom available and either flush or vault toilet.

- Your tree tent comes complete with sleeping pad, sleeping bag & pillow. A floor lounge area is provided underneath your tree tent. Our tree tents can accommodate 2 or 3 people per unit. Our double bubble can accommodate a family of between 5-6 (limited availability).

- Drinking water provided

- Towels, soap and shampoo are provided

- Hanging compartments & bins to keep things organized

- Firepit is provided for your lounge & seats around the campfire (wood fires only permitted in designated fire pits)

- First Aid Kit

- Camp kitchen with cooking & serving utensils - 17' Blackstone Griddle, portable cooker, pots/pans, kettle, mugs, essential spices & oils, coffee, hot chocolate & sugar. All you really need to bring is your cooler & food to last for your trip. You also have the option to eat at nearby restaurants.

Facilities & amenities are standard across our multiple sites, but the locations will vary depending on the season & availability. Many factors come into play for us to deliver this one of a kind outdoor experience. Our primary sites are under permit with the Cleveland National Forest & all of our sites are within the general vicinity of Mount Laguna - Lake Cuyamaca - Julian.

Please be aware that you'll be staying in a communal campground in the Cleveland National Forest. Our sites are very private with your own area, kitchen, fire-pit and parking. Only bathroom facilities are communal.

Alter Experiences operates multiple affiliate locations in the San Diego backcountry, in partnership with the Descanso Ranger District office of the Cleveland National Forest.

Our glamping retreats are designed to offer the most comfortable outdoor experience possible, while providing all the camping equipment and amenities you will need.

We take all that's fun about camping & combine it with modern comfort & state of the art equipment. It's an outdoor & nature immersive experience unlike any other.

Look us up and join our glamping tribe for exclusive offers, give-aways and much more.

Alter Experiences LLC operates under permit of USFS. This institution is an equal opportunity employer.

Other things to note:

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

- No loud music is allowed at the campsite - Fires only allowed in designated fire pits. Never leave open fire unattended. - Pets are allowed in the campground, but not in the tents. You must bring an enclosure for your pet. -Quiet hours from 9pm-8am

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Shantel a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Hipcamper Michelle

A magical outdoor getaway (]’

Michelle G.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2021

We had a great time! The site was very nice and pretty secluded, and the accommodations were lovely. The hosts were attentive and responsive as well. Would recommend!

Hipcamper Canek

Great experience at fox den!

Canek E.
recommends this listing.
May 19th, 2021

Shantel did an amazing job with our camp site! The accommodations were absolutely wonderful. We loved having everything we needed right there ready for us. We had such a great time enjoying the peace and tranquility of Fox Den. Shantel really went out of her way to make our glamping experience memorable. The tent setups were perfect and the beds so comfortable. The kids had so much fun as well. We're looking forward to planning our next camping trip in the area sometime soon.

Hipcamper Mario
Mario M.
recommends this listing.
April 1st, 2021

Me my wife and two children had never gone camping before as a family and we ended up having a blast! Shantel was an excellent host and put lots of thought into the campsite. We actually discovered that we overpacked as everything we needed was already provided. Super convenient. Our campsite was quite private which was nice. The tents were really spacious and a great place to relax. My kids absolutely loved the massive hammock! Overall it was a perfect way for us to enjoy the outdoors. We hope to be back again!

Hipcamper Ai
Ai F.
recommends this listing.
February 16th, 2021

The Fox Den glamping set up had everything we needed for a lovely 2 family weekend away, even with 5 kids 8 and under! The site was a bit muddy and slushy from the snow - but Shantel and her husband did what they could to make it better for us and we appreciate their efforts. I look forward to checking out the other Alternative Experiences sites next time!

Hipcamper Kim

Awesome camping trip

Kim S.
recommends this listing.
November 27th, 2020

Thank you, Shantel for an wonderful camping experience. It was so nice just to pack the car with our food and clothes and have an amazing time. We hiked on a near by trail to a lake, cooked on the two available cook stoves, roasted s’mores on the camp fire. All spices, utensils and plates were very handy. The tree tents are so fun. Our tent was beautiful and had so many nice touches. The near by bathroom was clean. We stayed in one tent and our kids stayed in the other. We can’t wait to stay again. Thanks for a wonderful Thanksgiving camping experience.

Hipcamper Chris P.
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August 16th, 2021
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