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Glamping in San Diego’s Backcountry

· Mount Laguna, San Diego, California
1 acre hosted by Shantel S.
5 lodging sites
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Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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Alter Experiences LLC is a glamping & nature travel company based out of San Diego, CA. We're dedicated to creating meaningful experiences in nature & getting people outdoors. Our glamping sites are located in the Cleveland National Forest - Mount Laguna, CA. Our plush tents 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. Our sites are handpicked to offer you a truly nature immersive experience. We strive to create the most comfortable outdoor experiences, 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 camping. Our plush & cozy bell tent was designed with the ultimate comfort in mind! It feature all the amenities you can expect at a hotel - therapeutic mattress, buddy heater, quality linens and more. The provided kitchen comes fully outfitted with everything you need including; hot chocolate, tea, spices and multiple cooking tops. All you need to bring is your cooler and food! Open fires are allowed (weather permitting) and bundles of wood are sold at $8. There are a network of trails to explore nearby, as well as Lake Cuyamaca and the historic town of Julian. You can choose from various restaurants, breweries wineries and we also have two hard cider locations, as well as various other attractions and activities. We also offer mountain bike rentals right from the campsite. Glamp with us and discover all the beautiful and natural wonders of our San Diego Backcountry.
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127 ratings · 94 reviews
Jennifer L.recommends
May 28, 2024
Fox Den | Glamping in Mount Laguna
Best for large groups 👏 👌 🙌 👍
The host was so helpful and responded very quickly. Answered all of my questions. And if I needed anything I would get assistance. The site hosted 11 people comfortable and kitchen was everything i needed to make everything i wanted (chef). Overall amazing experience 🙌
Jason R.recommends
May 21, 2024
Deer Peak | Glamping at Mt. Laguna
Makes Camping Awesome!
I’m so happy that we booked this Hipcamp with Shantel! I surprised the Girlfriend with a camping trip for her birthday (when she didn’t want camping!) But as soon she saw this rad setup it was cheering and happy tears. All the fun of camping memories and none of the trouble. Major necessities on site, just bring clothes and family. The setting is fantastic. I wear hearing aids for partial deafness. This is the first time in half a decade that the ambient noise around me was both loud enough to hear and also pleasant to hear! The wind through the trees was like the ocean waves when you’re standing right on the beach. It was soothing in a way that was just primal bliss. Best sleep I’ve had in years. And in spite of the wind, the tent actually stayed solid, and was warm inside with no draftiness. Speaking of sleep, the mattresses were actually really good. No painful cheapies here! The kitchen was perfect. We made fantastic food all weekend, including grilling steaks over the campfire (cords of wood were included too). The kids loved the treehouse/spaceship feeling of the suspended tent, and a gigantic hammock thing under the stars right across from it. Stargazing! Kids all over the campgrounds for ours to go run around with… This host thought of everything to take the frustrations out of camping and also take full advantage of this beautiful place to just reconnect with nature, self, family, partner… 10/10! Worth every penny and then some
Louise Gem L.recommends
September 14, 2023
Fox Den | Glamping in Mount Laguna
A Spellbinding Escape! 🏕️🍃🌻
An Enchanting Escape Like No Other! Our stay at the fox den glamping site was an absolute dream come true. From the moment we stepped into this mystical realm, we were captivated by the ethereal beauty that surrounded us. The accommodations were nothing short of magical, seamlessly blending nature with luxury. Sleeping under a canopy of stars in a cozy bell tent felt like a fairytale brought to life. But it wasn't just the setting; it was the experience. We hired a private sound healing on our first day and the nature welcomed us and matched it so well with the sound of rustling leaves, birds, and the enchanting forest creatures lulled us into a state of tranquility we hadn't experienced in years. Every moment here was a reminder of the enchantment that nature offers when you take the time to truly embrace it. If you're seeking an otherworldly escape from the everyday, look no further. This enchanted fox den glamping experience is pure enchantment.
Rosi G.recommends
September 4, 2023
Lions Den | Mt. Laguna Glamping
Labor wkend camping
We had a wonderful experience. Our daughter loved every moment and found the place magical. We as a family had a really great time, it was very organized, clean , meticulously thoughtful things. Everyone one might need was already here. They had games , water ,blankets and extra gas cylinders just in case . I would definitely recommend everyone to try this particular place and make golden memories.
Annie Yun W.recommends
August 21, 2023
Blue Jay | Glamping Mount Laguna
The campsite is beautiful and the host is helpful. Our group really enjoyed our stay even though we had to leave early because of the hurricane. I would recommend this campsite to people who want a fancy camping experience.
Ben F.recommends
July 20, 2023
Lions Den | Mt. Laguna Glamping
Perfect 2 days camping
Perfect couple of days in this incredible campsite. The location is nice and secluded but also close enough to a bathroom and showers to be convenient. Potable water is very close so you can keep filling up the containers provided by the campsite host. There is basically everything you need already there waiting for you. The beds were very comfortable and others sleeping in the hanging tents also said it was comfortable. The hammocks were amazing for reading and relaxing in but come evening, a perfect place for the group to watch the stars with a glass of wine. We had such a great time we are already planning another trip, might try a different site but we may also book Lions Den again since we had such a great time. Thanks to Shantel's mom for meeting us there and explaining where everything was!
Mount Laguna, San Diego, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Kumeyaay/Kumiais First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Shantel S.

Joined in December 2016
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