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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
petra at Natures Energy Centre
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 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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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Niagara Falls

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AT TIME OF BOOKING
  • Smoking is allowed at outside areas
  • children should be a minimum of 6 years of age
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a far infrared sauna built in. There is a shower, but no bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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 4.9 based on 106 reviews
Boston, MA
5

Peace & Serenity❤️

  • 5 of 5

Oh where to begin! What a wonderful experience we had!! My husband, 7 year old son and myself stayed at the Hoblet for 5 glorious days. My son turned 7 on the trip.

We came to the Hoblet to do some touristy stuff but mostly for some R&R and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and boy were we not disappointed!!

The Hoblet is truly a sanctuary. As soon as you enter through the gates you feel as if you’ve transformed into a different world. The donkeys will greet you as you come in. My favorite was Buddy but my husbands was Homey, the mammoth mule. Then as you enter the walkway into the Hoblet you are greeted by George and Monty the Rams and across the way from them are the pot bellied pigs and the newest members are also younger potbelly pigs! There is a fire pit for those nights that we wanted to do s’mores.

You will cross an adorable bridge to the Hoblet and be greeted by the most homey sitting area I’ve ever seen! The patio is covered and has several seating options.

Inside the Hoblet, an open concept living room, kitchen and the TV room. All the amenities you need. Although I did not cook, after all I’m on vacation too😉?, there were all the cooking utensils you would need. Skylights offered lots of sunlight and on those cold mornings the gas stove in the corner did a great job of warming us up.

The bedroom was spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable. The bath was perfect for our needs, to the stand up shower and the sauna it was just perfect!

Petra and Mush were the most gracious guest I’ve ever encountered!! I was having trouble with cell phone service and Petra offered a cell phone for the time I was there! She also left a gift for Mason’s birthday❤️. They were both there for any questions or concerns that we had which I could say were none as everything was covered before we even got there!

We are already talking about when we could get back there. They both do an amazing job with guests and their animals. I wish I could rate them more than 5 stars they deserve 10!

Petra & Mush - THANK YOU SO MUCH❤️❤️❤️❤️ Till next time “Eh” 😊?😊?😊?😊?

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 stars is not enough. they are the milky way.

  • 5 of 5

Petra and Mush, awesome. Donkeys, fantastic, Piggies, squeakiness and last but not least the Goats, great talkers and listeners. property, relaxing what a gem.

  • Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weather did not cooperate .

  • 5 of 5

The ambulance is more then enough to make up for the weather .!! We still enjoyed other attractions in the area.......The Butterfly Conservatory........Niagara on the lake.... and other interesting places.

  • Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brampton
5

Amazing and the Best!!

  • 5 of 5

My first visit to the hoblet surpassed my expectations.

Somehow Petra and Mush seem to know what you want before even you know it . I couldn't have been more pleased with the service I received, or the beautiful, spacious place we stayed at. Just loved the sauna and animals. My boyfriend couldn't get his hands off the goats and donkeys as they were amazingly loving.

It was incredible. We sat outside on the cozy chairs and enjoyed the sunset and bird sounds. Petra and Mush made our anniversary the best memory.

We really did feel welcomed in a way that is very rare. This is one place I would come back to again, and again, and again. Thank you again Petra and Mush! ♥♥

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We truly enjoyed having you both. Ahh to be young again! The future is bright with young adults such as yourselves coming up the ranks and taking charge! Hope to see you again....the fire pit is still waiting and I found the stargazing map book. All the best to you both
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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
5

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
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Location

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
406
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)

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Niagara Falls

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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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
C$145
C$950
 
 
summer 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Jun 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$145
C$950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
peak summer 2018
Jun 28 2018 - Aug 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$155
C$980
 
 
summer two nighter
Aug 15 2018 - Aug 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$155
 
 
summer two nighters
Aug 19 2018 - Aug 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$155
 
 
two nighters
Aug 27 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$155
 
 
summer peak cont
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$155
 
 
summer 2018 cont
Sep 5 2018 - Oct 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$145
C$950
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$155
C$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$125
From
C$135
Fri,Sat
C$849
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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.
**PROCEEDS GO TO THE ANIMAL SANCTUARY. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN BOOKING.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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