Hipcamp host Dave M.,
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**USE DISCOUNT CODE YURTLE30 FOR 30% OFF YOUR STAY AT YURTLE BY THE POND (available until November 30th, 2021)**

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

The bunkie includes a small deck and awning with large windows. There is a futon pull-out bed and soft c


**USE DISCOUNT CODE YURTLE30 FOR 30% OFF YOUR STAY AT YURTLE BY THE POND (available until November 30th, 2021)**

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

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

Our land 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). 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. 

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 expect the same behaviour from our guests.

I look forward to hosting you!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
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 an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


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


Places to see near Dave M.’s Land

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Hipcamper Cindy

Best time !!

Cindy B.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2021

We had an excellent time at Yurtle by the pond!!
Our host Dave was the best! He met us upon arrival gave us a tour and got us settled in!! Dave is a huge environmentalist and takes great pride in his land and has admiral work ethics!! I was able to have a Chickadee eat from my hand 😀....Great hiking and the pond has much to discover!! We can hardly wait to go back....the Yurtle is warm and so cozy!! We met some goats and got lucky enough to have Dave share his military museum with us.....Props Dave thank and we will see you again soon...XO

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Hipcamper Kath

Cozy comfort with a view

Kath F.
recommends this listing.
November 1st, 2021

Dave is tireless in his efforts to perfect his beautiful property and keep it easily accessible to visitors. The Yurtle should be your number one choice, especially as the seasons change, because it's a perfectly built mini cabin where you can experience the comforts of shelter with no sacrifice of experiencing nature, mostly due to the beautiful floor to ceiling window. Dave is warm, welcoming, and proud of his property. Make sure to book here!

The Yurtle, while amongst a property with multiple tent and trailer sites, is so tucked away, you'd feel like you're there alone!He's built in so many beautiful nature elements, including this pond which also has a well-groomed path around for walking.The birds love Dave and it was special to have them come visit us when Dave brought out his bird seed!Dave owns acres upon acres of old forest, not too far from Toronto.
Hipcamper Scott

Must visit

Scott W.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021

Very comfortable and cozy. Much better than a tent but room for a tent too. Private and quiet and peaceful in the forest.

Hipcamper Jeff

Great place lots to do

Jeff M.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2021

Beautiful private property and great location close to Midland, sightseeing and restaurants etc. However if you’re like us and don’t want to leave the campground there’s plenty to do on site such as hiking trails and a large pond surrounded by acres of trees and wildlife. The underground bus was a trip. The wife loved the yurt and the best part was no tent to set up and take down and no worries about getting rained out. Highly recommend and we’ll be back next summer!

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