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Lions Den | Mt. Laguna Glamping, San Diego

Private room in tent hosted by Shantel
8 guests4 bedrooms5 beds1.5 shared baths
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This place isn’t suitable for infants (0–2 yrs) and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Glamping & outdoor hospitality retreats with Alter Experiences. Sleep in the trees under the stars & rediscover the joys of pristine nature & the great outdoors. Lion's Den is our most popular & secluded site in the Cleveland National Forest, Burnt Rancheria camp. This site comes with a bell tent featuring a queen mattress & sofa bed, as well as a bell tent lounge with 2 additional sofa beds. Site also features a double tree tent & 2 story triple tree tent. 2 Trillium hammocks also included.

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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Mount Laguna, California, United States

In the heart of San Diego county are the sky islands of the central mountains - a place where nature & wildlife thrives. This very unique & bio-diverse environment covers hundreds of acres of state park, national forest, as well as historic, eco-logical & archeological preserves.

The region is characterized by its natural beauty, heritage & small town charm, which represent this destination's true tourism appeal. It’s one of the last places left in Southern California where you'll find unspoiled nature, rare wildlife & the solitude of mountain forests.

We’re a proud historic community dedicated to small town values, responsible tourism, & environmental conservation. As the stewards of these pristine regions, our community is very passionate about ensuring its preservation for generations to come.

San Diego's backcountry is home to numerous museums, touristic centers, venues & many other recreational attractions. Rancho Cuyamaca State Park & Cleveland National Forest feature a labyrinth of over 70 designated trails totaling over 150 miles. Streams & waterfalls abound in one of the densest concentrations of Pine, Conifer & Oak Tree forests in Southern California. Wildlife such as deer, turkey & hawks frequent the area regularly.

The Lake Cuyamca restaurant offers a variety of delicious plates & libations. You can camp on site at the lake or you can choose from many traditional camping/RV sites in the area. There are also numerous hotels, lodges, and B&B accommodations to suit your needs.

Just past Lake Cuyamaca is Sunrise Highway that leads to Mount Laguna. This area offers spectacular views to the east all the way out the Anza-Borrego desert & the Salton Sea. At an elevation of almost 6,000ft, Mount Laguna can experience significant snow fall in the winter.

The historic town of Julian offers a multitude of tours, attractions, restaurants & shopping. Enjoy a carriage ride down Main Street & don’t forget to try our world-famous Julian pie. Our local brewery Nickel Beer has some of the best craft beer in San Diego. Menghini Winery & Volcan Mountain Winery are one of our most popular attractions, along with our local orchards & u-pick farms. While you’re in the area stop by the Volcan Mountain Preserve & learn about their amazing efforts towards conservation of the region.

The Julian Station & Wynola are an attraction in themselves. Jeremey’s on the Hill offers farm-to-table cuisine, or you can visit Wynola Pizza & Bistro for some delicious pizza & craft soda. Head on over to the Julian Station afterwards for libations ranging from wine, craft beer, cider, mead & komboucha. Julian Hard Cider & Julian Ciderworks are a must try! Manita’s Mexican food is another local favorite.

Further on down is Santa Ysabel, Warner Springs, Lake Henshaw & the La Jolla Indian Reservation all waiting to be explored. There is no shortage of unique attractions & activities to choose from while visiting the San Diego Backcountry. Enjoy all the beauty & wonders this region has to offer. Please act safely and responsibly while visiting the backcountry.
In the heart of San Diego county are the sky islands of the central mountains - a place where nature & wildlife thrives. This very unique & bio-diverse environment covers hundreds of acres of state park, nation…

Hosted by Shantel

Joined in October 2017
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My love for nature, environmental conservation and travel has led me to some of the world's most remote & exotic travel destinations. Our tourism model for Alter Experiences came about as a result of over 10 years travel to many eco-tourism destinations around the world. From a treehouse in India’s rainforests to a tent in the sub-saharan deserts of the Red Sea; these & many other examples of sustainable tourism models have inspired our hospitality concept.
My love for nature, environmental conservation and travel has led me to some of the world's most remote & exotic travel destinations. Our tourism model for Alter Experiences came a…
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One of our team members will greet you upon arrival and we are available if needed. Our team headquarters is centrally located on North Peak and we're always a phone call away. We want to ensure you have an incredible experience and feel safe during your trip with us.
One of our team members will greet you upon arrival and we are available if needed. Our team headquarters is centrally located on North Peak and we're always a phone call away. We…
Shantel is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Learn more
Smoke alarm not reported. Learn more
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