Neither had I, until late one night, while browsing the web I decided to rent one for 4 days.
I had no idea what to expect after our 2.5 hour drive North of Toronto, but I can say I was very pleased.
Here is the technical explanation of a Yurt, but to me it's defined as the kind of camping I can do. You get to fall asleep with the sounds of the forrest, but feel safe enough that you wont get eaten by a bear, plus you get to sleep in an actual bed.
This place is totally off the grid, 11 acres of private forest and lake, beaver ponds, fire pit and dock. No running water, electricity or other humans. Exactly what I need every now and then.
If you had of told me 5 years ago that I would be going to a place like this instead of a hotel with a pool and room service I would have thought you were crazy. But something about the simpler things get more and more appealing everyday.
If you are looking for an escape from the real world, email me, I will pass on the name of the owners of this beautiful property. Simply Beautiful.