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The 'Hoblet' Cabin, 14 Min. to the Falls,in a Nature Setting

Bedrooms 1
Space 55 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, sleeps 4 (2 adults,2 kids)

Just a 14 minute drive from the brink of Niagara Falls! Our 'hoblet' has the look of a woodsy cabin, but is spacious and modern. 600 sq. feet in total with a large studio living room, separate bedroom and a bathroom with a built in 2 seater far infrared sauna. Outside is viewed through 5 sets of double glass patio doors & 3 skylights.The "hoblet" is self catering with dishes, linens, towels and basic kitchen staples, e.g. tea, coffee, spices etc.. The green living roof is very special. Your 'yard' is a hardwood forest with a small stream running through. Beautifully landscaped out in the country yet only 15 minutes from the brink of the falls with emphasis on nature and good energy. On site and for your viewing is our equine rescue, home to 7 donkeys, 1 mule, 2 pot belly piggies, and 2 wonderful, friendly little goats, (3 dogs). Your rental is completely private from the main house, has its own driveway with a delightful walk through the trees and past the 'circle of elements', a great fire pit with boulders encompassing that space.

Wonderful walks by the forest, ponds, & stream all help to create a very special energy in and around the 'cabin'. Your host, Petra, has received the Ambassador of Tourism Award from the Canadian government during her eight years as a professional tour guide in Niagara Falls, now Petra spends her free time looking after the donkeys and animals, and her guests. Please see our website for more photos of the 'space' and the surrounding area, as well as more info and details. We look forward to meeting you!

For our guests staying 3 nights or more, a 'Meet and Greet with the animals is included (upon request, weather permitting) with your stay. Spend some one on one time with your favorite donkey. The emphasis is on nature - enjoy the views and the animals. Please be advised that children must be a minimum of six years of age (for staying at the hoblet).

PLEASE BE ADVISED OF OUR STRICT CANCELLATION POLICY. There is only the one "hoblet". We strongly recommend you purchase cancellation insurance so you are protected in the event you cannot travel.

Keywords: Cabin (Small House)

More Details

petra at Natures Energy Centre
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About petra at Natures Energy Centre

I have over 8 years experience as a professional tour guide in Niagara Falls. And a proud recipient of the Ambassador of Tourism Award from the Canadian government. We share our 'space' with 3 dogs, and 7 equines, 2 pot belly pigs named Sheldon and Shpeck, and 2 little, sweet goats; Monty and George. We are passionate about animal welfare, and preserving nature. Having lived and worked in seven countries and traveled extensively, I believe my husband and I have come to understand what our national and international guest appreciate and expect in their travels. We look forwarding to helping you see all the Niagara Peninsula has to offer, there is so much more than just the falls. (Plus our tricks of the trade can help you save money, time and aggravation).

Why petra at Natures Energy Centre chose Niagara Falls

Avoid the hustle of hotels and the commercialism. Its all there for you when YOU want it, a short country drive away. Enjoy the energy of the forest and nature and at the same time your patronage helps provide the care and welfare of the rescued animals on site (as well as any other rescue situations that come our way). Be a part of it 'all' in so many different aspects than the everyday traveler experiences now a days. We are unique!

What makes this cabin unique

For more photos, and a 'feel' for what we have created please ask about our website - truly a retreat, a center of Natures Energy, yet all the modern comforts and facilities, and so much more! Even the locals come for a visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Arriving at The Hoblet was exactly what we needed. We loved the feeling of having our own little space nestled in the woods. A little bridge and walkway with animals to greet us for our stay and early rise. Having an Infrared Sauna in the comfort of our own room was a special treat to say the least. The circle of stones surrounding a fire pit was an excellent way to wind down our night. This is a very beautiful place to relax, unwind, detox and be in nature. I would recommend a stay at The Hoblet to anyone interested in doing just that. Glad we found it and will be staying here again the next time we are in Niagara.
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Niagara Falls

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a far infrared sauna built in. There is a shower, but no bathtub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • In the bedroom is a full QUEEN size bed. As well, we can provide either a rollaway (full or queen) and or a bed airmattress in full or queen (17" hight) for the third or fourth person. (All bedding is provided with either option) There is also a cot, single bed, that could be put in the living room or bedroom. Just let us know before your arrival which option you prefer. (Often this depends on the age and gender and whether you are a family or adults). The additional bed can be placed in the bedroom or in the open space living area. Maximum occupancy is 4 people. Children must be a minimum of 6 years of age. If you have an infant please contact us.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
nestled by the woods, use of 'circle of elements' 24 ft diameter fire pit, equine rescue, private modern 'studio', used for retreats (self catering) just 15 min. from the falls, 5 min from shopping, lightly stocked kitchen (essentials), wonderful and peaceful energy here, living roof, 3 skylights and five sets of patio doors.


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The 'Hoblet' Cabin, 14 Min. to the Falls,in a Nature Setting
average rating of 4.895349 based on 102 reviews

Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough about The Hoblet. We stayed from 15-17th for a brief wkd get away. It truly felt like being up north, away from it all. Petra, Mush as well as all the critters made it feel incredibly welcoming, but still very private at the same time. I cannot wait to stay again and would love to see how different it is in the sunmer months. Thank you so much for having us. I will be telling everyone about The Hoblet.

  • Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANKS SO MUCH! We really enjoyed having you, especially being "local"! - so glad you took the time to do a winter walk and a have a fire (gives the winter a whole new outlook, lol). Wishing you all the best Petra, Mush and the critters
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the Hoblet. Petra is a great hostess and we felt very comfortable in the clean and cosy cottage. It was fun to see the animals greet us as we went out on our adventures. This is a good central location with a short drive to the various Niagara communities. We hope to return someday soon.

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Beautiful Property and Amazing Host!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Hoblet was nothing short of wonderful! My husband and I appreciated being "disconnected" while still being within 10 minutes of major grocery stores. Our host, Petra, did everything in her power to ensure we had an amazing stay! Upon arrival, the property was VERY clean. Petra had even set out tons of flyers and info pamphlets for nearby activities. We reserved for 6 nights and felt like we had hardly any time for it all! During our stay, we had quite a bit of snow (not something we get back in Texas). Petra checked in with us to see if she can grab us anything from town since we haven't been used to driving in weather like this. The sauna was amazing and we appreciated the movie library for our nice, snowy nights in. I also cannot forget about George and Monty and all of the other animals! Every time our front door opened so we could leave, they would run up to the gate facing towards us so we could pet them and give them attention! Overall, we were highly impressed by The Hoblet and encourage everyone to stay here! We're already planning our next trip for Fall!!

  • Submitted: 7-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we were hoping for

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to just getaway and relax. Very close to any needed amenities. Petra and Mush absolutely wonderful. Their extended family was also very welcoming and very willing to be friends. We had the pleasure to be the first guests to meet Groot and Grisle. Nice additions to the gang. Petra could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Made us feel right at home. Accommodations were fantastic just as advertised, we needed nothing more. Great place to relax,rewind and forget. Next visit and there will be one has to be longer as it was more than we expected. Thank you for the wonderful relaxing experience and Best wishes to Petra,Mush and the gang.

Dan & Deb

  • Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thunder Bay Ontario

Wonderful place to relax with my family

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the warm welcome and the opportunity for my children to enjoy being outside - the goats and donkeys are magic. They make cold weather disappear and being outside a treat. .

  • Submitted: 8-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ....its was great to have you back again! Thank you
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The Hoblet is a dream come true

  • 5 of 5

It really was a dream come true for me and my family. I love the concept of getting away to nature, but in the past the execution has given me pause. I don't fancy sleeping in the cold on the ground very much. My spouse, however, would sleep on the ground in the cold any chance they could get.

This property was the perfect middle ground for us to finally get that outing our group could enjoy together. You are close enough to attractions (15 minutes by car) to get out and do things in civilization, and far enough out that you can enjoy the dark sky and quiet.

The cottage itself has beautiful skylights and plenty of windows to let in all the light you could ask for. The beds are comfortable and the living area has anything you need to relax and wind down.

So, add to that a beautiful and quiet outdoor space (also with plenty of seating), friendly donkeys, goats (!), and pigs -- well, it's tough to top. By the end of day one, we were already talking about when we could make it back to this property.

Petra is a wonderful host, and when you add in her knowledge of the Niagara Falls area to the mix, the result is delightful.

I know our next stay will be as soon as we are able, and longer to boot.

Thanks so much to Petra for her hospitality. We had so much fun and it was so relaxing to stay.

  • Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great family! We really enjoyed having you visit us - we love the new nicknames for the goats, lol. Thanks for taking the time and effort to write your impressions, we appreciate it and hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Buffalo Airport, Toronto Airport (60 miles)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mandarin Restaurant in Niagara Square
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Meadowvale Golf Course on Yokom Rd
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Via Rail on Bridge Street Niagara Falls,Ontario
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mandarin Restaurant in Niagara Square
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Kissing Bridge outside of Buffalo USA
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Sherkston Beach
Car: necessary

As we rescue donkeys (and 'anyone' else in need, our latest arrival is Sheldon the pot belly pig) we find our guests enjoy the spirit of the animals. Included in a 2 (or more) night stay is a 'meet & greet' with the animals. One on one time and supervised by ourselves to introduce you to the animals that have found a home here. Groom them, hear their stories,and learn what is involved in taking in an animal. Many of our guests have commented on learning information about certain animals that has effected their decision on which animal would fit in their situation and which would not. Great photo time as well. This feature is totally optional. Some our guests barely have time to see all the sights in the area. When you check it just let us know if you would like to schedule a 'meet & greet'..

Also your hostess, Petra, is a certified hatha yoga instructor, if you wish to do a private class while here call for details, a 90 minute private one on one class for your party is $30.00 (Cad)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Niagara Falls

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 may 24
May 17 2018 - Jun 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
summer 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Jun 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
peak summer 2018
Jun 28 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
summer 2018 cont
Sep 5 2018 - Oct 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

please contact owner for rates for stays longer than 14 days, and special monthly rate. Please be advised that the hoblet is suited to maximum of 4 people (minimum age of children is six). The hoblet evolved as a result and part of the small animal sanctuary we became. The proceeds from this rental help to finance the upkeep and feeding of the animals, as well, any rescues that are brought to our attention and that we can help. Please be advised the deposit is non refundable, but changeable. Any reservations of 3 days and longer require payment in full 45 days prior to arrival. (surcharge may apply on Memorial Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Victoria day holiday weekends).
**CANCELLATION POLICY** There is a NO REFUND policy, however in certain situations it can be discussed with the owner.. We highly recommend cancellation insurance at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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