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

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
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:
20 September, 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 facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Niagara Falls

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • 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
  • Smoking is allowed at outside areas
  • children should be a minimum of 6 years of age
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 12 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 rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse 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 centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • ski
  • 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 4.893617 based on 110 reviews
Boston, MA

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” 😊?😊?😊?😊?

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANKS SO MUCH!!! guys were great! We really enjoyed having you, we will always think of you when we see the frogs and turtles!!! LOL Hope we see you again - great family, and thanks for all you do for people. We'll leave the light on for you!
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Charming restful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We found the Hoblet to be a relaxing retreat. We loved the animals and most of all we loved our hosts. Mush and Petra where friendly and helpful people, we got along as though they were family which made the stay joyful and also sad to have to leave. The animals were a joy, loved waking up to the pigs wondering through the front yard in the mornings they loved the fruit and vegetable snacks we gave them. The two goats would bleat a morning greeting when we got up to make our coffee, so of course I had to go out and give them their snack of fruit and veggies. The donkeys were a little shy at first but some cut up apples changed that. The Hoblet faces a forest so when you look out the patio doors (3 sets) you see nothing but trees and hear the birds. A truly restful stay. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It was an honour to have you here for such a special occasion, your 50th anniversary! You both were an inspiration. By the way, Gretel still goes up to the door looking for you and her treats, lol. We wish you both all the best and truly hope to see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful,enchanting vacation. My grandson so enjoyed the lovely animals. Petra was a wonderful host with valuable tips of best things to do and how to save money. Definitely recommend this peaceful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We really enjoyed having you. I think we have a future vet in the making. Great to see the young folks enjoying and respecting animals. Hope to see you again.
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Price was great!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Just wasn't as private as I thought it would be. Petra and Mush are extremely nice and made us feel at home from the start.

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to do a review. We appreciate the feed back and do apologize. Normally we do not have deliveries or tradesmen here when guests are in. The water cistern had cracked the day before. We had so hoped to have it fixed before your arrival, bad timing, the "unjoys"of country living. Again we apologize, it was truly unforeseeable but a matter that could not be postponed as we truck in water for the entire property. The day to day chores and needs of the critters and sanctuary does carry on and perhaps its a good point for guests to note. Thanks again
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Arrive, Relax and enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

Next time we will be staying longer. We had only two short days but we were so glad we decided to stay at the Hoblet. Very peaceful and the minute we arrived we felt at home. Everything you need is there for you. Hanging out and visiting the animals was a real treat to. So relaxing sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful yard. Thank you Petra for such an amazing welcome and all the info for places to visit and great places to eat. You and Mush do such a great job with your critters and having such a nice place to stay. We are looking forward to seeing you again.

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from 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.

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 holiday cabin around the Niagara Falls

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer 2018 cont
5 Sep 2018 - 23 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
may 24 2019
17 May 2019 - 21 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
summer 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 2 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add AU$16 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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