Our guide to unique lodging and adventures in San Diego's beautiful backcountry.
Photo, left: Courtesy: Ayres Lodge Alpine
Photo, right, by Jonathan Goetz
Story and most photos by: Jonathan Ronald Goetz
June 10, 2018 (Alpine) – The Ayres Lodge Alpine is a friendly, well-maintained hotel with old West feel and modern appeal It’s located just off Interstate 8 at Tavern Road in Alpine, gateway to the Cuyamaca Mountains, Cleveland National Forest, local lakes and other backcountry adventure areas. Alpine is in San Diego's East County, within 30 to 45 minutes from downtown and coastal areas.