"We had the best time tree camping outside of Julian. The tents and supplies are immaculate. Our 4 and 6 year old LOVED it. Especially the hang out area with pillows. Shantel has really thought of every detail to make the camping experience feel easy and indulgent. The kitchen set up was so fantastic, my husband and I made a list of everything so we can try and replicate it the next time we go camping. We felt absolutely spoiled. The surrounding area had gorgeous hiking and the wolf center was fascinating. All in all, a super fun and super easy camping adventure!"
Heather from Washington, DC | September 2018
This camping site is amazing!! There’s everything you can possibly need on the site. We spent hours on the hammock/tentstile watching the stars every night. Shantel was a very kind and responsive host. We can’t wait to come back!
Steven from Los Angeles, CA | September 2018
Great experience! Shantel was very punctual and accommodating. Definitely a great way to camp without any of the hassle
Cindy from Costa Mesa, CA | September 2018
Shantel did an excellent job communicating what to expect on our glamping get away. She was very pleasant to deal with. She was very good at giving us tips on where to visit, etc. In addition, she communicated that the cell reception up in the campsite was poor so we were prepared. This quaint get away was a perfect end to our summer vacation. The campground was beautiful, lots of trees to keep things cool on a normally hot day. My girls loved the raised tents and spent hours on the hammock looking at the beautiful stars. When we arrived there were 6 changes and the "kitchen" was set up perfectly. Shantel went over the details of how to work the kitchen, shower, etc. A overall great stay!
Erika from Yorba Linda, CA | August 2018
Shantel and Rami do an amazing job. This glamping experience was fun and so relaxing. We had a perfectly lovely weekend and can’t wait till next time.
Emma from Julian, CA| August 2018
Shantel was a stellar host. The site was beautiful, spacious, and had great shade. Everything you could possibly need can be found thanks to Shantel. There are wonderful trails to walk around the site, lovely sounds of nature, and the easy feeling of knowing you have everything you need. I was booked for a 3 night stay but unfortunately had an emergency where I had to leave early. Shantel was incredibly responsive and understanding. I can't wait to book with her again soon!!
Melissa from San Diego, CA | July 2018
Shantel did an awesome job and the campsite was even cooler than I had expected! Everything about the site was quality material and very clean. Shantel was also very quick to respond to any questions or when we asked for recommendations on where to eat and what to do in the area. One of the coolest camping/glancing experiences I’ve ever had. We are definitely going to come back.
Chris from Highland, CA | June 2018
This experience was absolutely as amazing as expected. It was very nice to escape the outside world while also having the amenities of being at home. The tent was really cool, the hammock was really nice and comfortable, and everything was thought of. Shantel was very attentive to answering any questions and was also very good at recommending activities to do in the area. I would absolutely recommend this to a friend and probably do it again myself!
This site surpassed all of my highest expectations! The location is stunning, the site itself is incredibly cool, and Shantel was an accommodating and knowledgeable host. The Tentsiles are comfortable and fun, and Shantel was not kidding when she said each site comes fully stocked — we had everything we needed, and more. Clean bathrooms, great hiking, and awesome scenery. I will be recommending this spot to everyone I know!
I spent 2 nights in the tree tent with my 9 year old daughter for Mothers Day weekend. It was such a unique and special experience. A really great mother daughter bonding time in nature. Loved the attention to detail in our little camp, - it was really cozy, pretty and had everything we needed to make it a perfect camping experience. Shantel was such a kind and attentive host. the hammock provided a lot of unforgettable moments for us. lying in the hammock watching the stars, rolling out of the tent in the morning and warming up in the sun, reading books. my daughter had lots of imaginative play in the hammock, and it was a forcefield and a flying saucer and all kinds of things. we did have a very cold first night when it was down to 30-40 degrees, very windy and raining, -but we bundled up in the sleeping bags with sweaters, wool socks, hats, scarves - and we survived the cold night and the hot cocoa in the morning tasted that much better. This was really one of our most unique experiences with airbnb. thank you so much!
Just got back from a 5 night glamping experience at Mt Laguna. We were in an amazing tent for the 4 of us which included a Queen and full size bed. We called this our cabin room wrapped in canvas and couldn't have been happier with this accommodation. In fact it exceeded all of our expectations. We all slept so comfortably with the sounds of the nearby birds (blue jays, woodpeckers and some birds I have never seen before. The breeze through the pines and oaks was like a lullaby that put me right to sleep! The night sky right above (above the canvas) was beautiful at night in this "Dark Area" away from all the light polution. We loved the dining table with a beautiful cover and Rami and Shantel waiting for us as we arrived, Both were phenomenal and made us feel right at home. We had a fantastic time at Alter Experiences site due to the activities, the setting, the privacy and the accommodation. We were the envy of all the campers in the area. We also made many new friends with other campers in the area.
I wanted to do something special for my boyfriend’s birthday and try something new and camping with these cool tree tents was everything we were hoping for and more. Our favorite feature was the tree-tent hammock where we spent a lot of time relaxing. We even used this cool little zip-able blanket we deemed “the hot pocket” which we used when we stargazed to keep us warm. Chantel was a great host. She was instantly warm, inviting, and excited to show us around her neat set-up. Her and her husband also came by to check on us (making sure we had what we needed and that our tent was sturdy) day 2 as they were checking more guests at a campsite nearby. They truly thought of everything you might need in the kitchen. Spices, cooking utensils, tea, coffee, and so much more. There were some nice touches like the to-go tissues and the decor (cute little rugs and pillows below our tent and tent-hammock) complete with solar-powered fairy lights that really made the set-up that much more special. When I asked for things to do nearby, she had plenty to recommend. We opted for the trail-hike nearby to Laguna Lake and did Three Sisters the next day. All in all, this was a great place to take off the pressure of having to set-up, pack, and try something new that was truly a unique experience. I will definitely be recommending friends. Thanks again, Chantel!
Really great camping experience with all the amenities needed to have a fun time. Shantel is great with communicating and making sure we were welcomed when we first arrived. We enjoyed tea and coffee provided and sat by the fire pit enjoying each other's company. Definitely recommend this place if you're looking for a unique experience and local getaway.
We were looking to have a peaceful and quiet weekend getwaay and that’s exactly what we got. Shantel was such a sweet host, that always made sure she had contact with us. We would not change anything regarding our experience.
This was an amazing trip! I was super excited to see our floating tents and even more my daughter was amazed! We were close to the showers and the bathrooms. Hiking trail really close to our site, and the small touches that Shantel set up for our family will have me coming back for another camping trip! Thank you again!
Shantel is the best Airbnb host I’ve ever had! Not only was she quick to respond and extremely reliable, she went out of her way to be hospitable and made sure we had everything we needed. Even provided us with events and fun little things we could do in town. The set up is legit! About 4-5 cars drove by in awe at how cool the campsite looked. We had everything we needed and more, this is a true glamping experience! Not once was I ever worried or concerned and I’m the type that needs to have things planned. 10/10 would recommend, and am definitely booking another experience with Shantel. If you get a chance, book it! (:
This place exceeded our expectations. Shantel was so helpful offering info on local happenings and great recommendations. The location is very peaceful - do yourself a favour and make sure you allow enough time there to enjoy the tranquility. The treetop tents was a truly unique experience.