Hipcamp host Dave M.,
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Welcome to Yurtle by the pond. Nominated best Glamping structure in Canada.

Located on our beautiful 97-acre property, “Yurtle by the Pond” is a newly constructed glamping structure made from hemlock trees that were sustainably harvested from this forest.

The bunkie includes a small deck and awning with large windows. There is a futon pull-out bed, solar light, a


Welcome to Yurtle by the pond. Nominated best Glamping structure in Canada.

Located on our beautiful 97-acre property, “Yurtle by the Pond” is a newly constructed glamping structure made from hemlock trees that were sustainably harvested from this forest.

The bunkie includes a small deck and awning with large windows. There is a futon pull-out bed, solar light, and soft candle lighting. If you are bringing more than 2 guests, you must bring tents as the bunkie only comfortably fits 2 people (there is plenty of space to pitch your tent around the bunkie). The custom made wood stove heats Yurtle nicely and guests stay warm and cozy during the cold winter months.

The site can be accessed by a traditional car, no off-roading or 4-wheel drive vehicle is needed. We are a family-friendly (including pets!) campsite. Campfires are permitted and we have a picnic table for you and your group to enjoy your meals.

The property is a certified managed forest and is a bird watcher’s and nature lover’s paradise. We have miles of flat groomed trails and a 3-acre pond (plus several bush ponds). Humans do not live here. 

Shopping and all amenities are under 15 minutes away! The property is close to Georgian Bay for swimming, fishing, boating/sailing, paddling and beaches. We are also close to the cities of Orillia and Midland/Penetanguishene for dining, shopping, arts, and many historical sites. Historical sites include Fort Ste Marie Among the Hurons, War of 1812 British Naval Establishment, Kings Wharf Theatre, Martrys Shrine, Huronia Museum and more. 

Firewood is available for sale @ $7/bag of hardwood. Please DO NOT import/bring firewood, the risk of transferring an invasive insect is not worth it.  We are inclusive, tolerant and respectful of all campers and wildlife and expect the same behaviour from our guests.

Directions will be provided after booking. There has been much confusion with google maps for this site. Yurtle is in Tay Township not Tiny Township and I would be happy to help clarify any difficulties that may be encountered. 

I look forward to hosting you and peace be with you!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Dave a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Yurtle by the Pond


Fresh home grown garlic

Organic garlic for sale grown on my farm, $5/bunch

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Military museum tour

Short tour of a military memorial museum that honours Vets from WWII and more.

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Farm Tour

Tours of my farm are available. We have goats and kids, horses, chickens, a p...Read more

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Dozen eggs

My own free range farm fresh brown eggs are available @ $7/doz

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Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


The trails are flat and groomed and perfect for riders that like it nice and easy. More challenging areas are available for ri...Read more


Georgian Bay and her 30,000 islands are about 15 minutes away. World class boating and sailing


Can fish in the stocked pond and great fishing opportunities 10-15 minutes away in Georgian Bay

Off-roading (OHV)

Good trails are close for campers with gas burners.


The longest freshwater beach in the world, Wasaga Beach is about 30 minutes away. Plus many other beaches on Georgian Bay 15-20...Read more

Wildlife watching

The property is a great place to bird watch or observe other wildlife. A survey was conducted by a conservation association and...Read more

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports


Natural features you'll find at Yurtle by the Pond in Ontario.


Georgian Bay is a short drive away. Many beaches including: Wasaga Beach, Balm beach, Paradise Point and many more...


Mid sized savanna fields are good for seeing deer, turkey, and birds of prey

River, stream, or creek

Small creek feeds the pond from the upper ponds about nine months a year and flows into the Hogg River. The Wye, Sturgeon, and ...Read more


The property has over a dozen bush ponds and a small marsh that feed the main pond. Great for viewing turtles, frogs, ducks etc


Our hobby farm is one mile away. We have horses, goats, chickens and our pet pig Luna. Oh ya, 5 cats and the princess puppy Noelle


Horseback riding ranches are 3-5 minutes away


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Hipcamper Raychel

The nature getaway we needed

Raychel R.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2022

Dave is a salt of the earth human being with a stunning property. Staying at Yurtle was so romantic and peaceful, we wanted to move right in. We cooked dinner over the fire and watched the wildlife in the pond. We will definitely be back and would recommend staying here to anyone.

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Hipcamper Andy

Amazing host on an amazing property

Andy T.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2022

We had a great time staying at the Yurtle and exploring the surrounding trails. Dave was an excellent host who made sure we were comfortable. The Yurtle was stocked with all sorts of equipment that he left us use. We did the farm tour and were surprised by his unreal collection of WW2 treasures, including badge caps and uniforms. Didn't expect to feel more connected to history and our nation while camping, but we did and it made our weekend. Thanks Dave!

Hipcamper James

Beautiful place

James D.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2022

Dave is the chillest mayor of this bountiful patch of land. Wonderfully maintained and cared for sites. Comfortable Yurtle with a nice swimming hole for when it's too hot. Just the right amount of privacy and access. Will be visiting again sometime. I went with group of guys from work, but the Yurtle would also make a perfect couples get away.

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Hipcamper Farah
Farah E.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

It was such a beautiful experience. Dave was so incredibly pleasant and ensured any needs we had were taken care of. Was very informative and patient answering all our questions. Campsite was comfortable and having coffee next the pond every morning was so relaxing. Would definitely return.

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Hipcamper Aanchal
Aanchal A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 31st, 2022

The host was really good and communicative. The property however was not up to the mark for the weather as there was extreme heat and mosquitoes in the weather didn’t help either. However those small qualms aside, the experience was pleasant.

Hipcamper Dave
Response from Dave, the Host, on June 1st, 2022

I must humbly admit that I do not control the weather, either extreme cold or heat. Central Ontario experiences wide temperature swings from day to day and season to season. I choose to accept and embrace the day and season that I am in. FYI- I sat on my dock beside the ponds for three hours on May 30, 2022 and did not put insect repellent on, but was bit by two mosquitos. Cheers and peace.

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Hipcamper Rebecca


Rebecca M.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2022

I just had a wonderful stay in the yurtle. It is very cute amd cosy, and well-constructed - there was a torrential downpour last night and not a single drip inside. The property is stunning and so peaceful. Dave is a great host with extensive knowledge of the forest and local history. He was very responsive and stopped by every day to check that all was well. The bags of firewood are very generously sized, completely dry and a great value for $7. I will definitely be back!

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Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon G.
recommends this listing.
May 1st, 2022

Everything was wonderful, from Dave greeting us and directing us, to the beautiful woods surrounding the Yurtle, the soft lighting inside, and the campfire we had in the evening! The Yurtle was the perfect temperature inside with the lovely wood stove. It was a gorgeous day so we were able to walk around the property with our pup, and then enjoy some food at the amazing picnic table Dave made! Dave was an amazing host and this was a lovely, albeit short getaway. Highly recommend checking out the Yurtle!

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Hipcamper Alexa
Alexa H.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2022

Dave was a great host, very attentive. The cabin was warm and cosy and had everything we needed.

We had a lovely, relaxing stay.

Hipcamper Brett

Very cozy stay

Brett P.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2022

The little yurtle was very charming and cozy. Dave had everything set up very well and was very accommodating and determined to give us the best stay possible! Huge props to Dave on building the entire property and the site. It was a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Definitely will recommend the yurtle to other friends and family who are looking for a nice cozy cabin in the forest

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