The 'Hoblet' Cabin, 14 Min. to the Falls,in a Nature Setting
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Niagara Falls cabin description
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.Your retreat includes breakfast, via a lightly stocked kitchen and all the ammenities. 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, (2 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, we look forward to meeting you!
For our guests staying 2night or more, a wonderful one hour 'Meet and Greet the Animlas' is included with your stay. Spend some one on one time with your favorite donkey. The emphasis is on nature here enjoy the views and the animals.
Keywords: Cabin (Small House)
- 600 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- In the bedroom is an adult bunkbed, with a double below and single on top. In the living room, open concept area are 2 pleather couches that convert to single beds (not a pull out). As well, there is a Queen size air mattess, very high (17') which comes with all the bedding that can be put in the living area. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom has a far infrared sauna built in
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- nestled by the woods, use of 'circle of elements' 24 ft diameter fire pit, working organic garden, equine rescue, private modern 'studio', used for retreats just 15 min. from the falls, 5 min from shopping, breakfast included via a lightly stocked kitchen, wonderful, and peaceful energy here, living roof, 3 skylights...moreless
- Video Library:
- Music Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Lawn / Garden:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Jet Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Duty Free Shops
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Theme Parks
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- As we resque 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)...moreless
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My girl friend and I stayed here for a long weekend in February. The "Hoblet" was such a great place to come back to after a day out exploring the Niagara region. It was warm and cosy with all the amenities we needed. We cooked our own meals to save money (we're students), cuddled up and watched movies from the hoblet's massive dvd collection and enjoyed the use of the sauna built into the washroom. It was awesome to get to interact with all of the animals around the property, I really liked the escape artist billy goat monty and my girl friend's favorite was the little donkey cuddles! The accommodations, property and animals were all great, but the best part of the rental was getting to meet and talk to Petra and Mush. They are amazing people and will bend over backwards to ensure you enjoy your time there. They have a grand knowledge of the area and what to do there. They told us about some nooks and crannies that you simply wouldn't find walking around by yourself. They were super friendly and i enjoyed chatting with them while they were out feeding the animals, however they are sure to respect and give you as much privacy as they can. I highly recommend this vacation rental. My girlfriend wanted to stay a few extra nights and i know we will be planning a trip back.
- Guest Colin B.
- Date of stay 02/15/14
- Review Submitted 03/02/14
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
Owner response: ...thanks so much, and for filling us in on ice climbing! who knew - (guess I'm showing my age LOL!), but another great thing about southern Ontario, thanks for sharing that, we will be sure to pass that on to guests looking for something new and exciting to do. We enjoyed having you!
AMAZING PLACE..can't wait to return!
AMAZING PLACE..can't wait to return!
We just returned from our second stay at The Hoblet in 4 months. We found this gem in September and it is the 1st place where my husband and I enjoyed our stay so much that we did not want to leave. When we discovered The Hoblet was available for New Years we booked our return visit immediately. The Hoblet is a beautiful cottage in a rural setting. You feel like you are getting away from it all. It is perfectly located as it is also close to Niagara Falls if you want to venture out for sightseeing, shopping or dinner. Truly the best of both worlds. There are many reasons as to why The Hoblet is an incredible place... -From the moment you enter the drive you will sense a positive peaceful energy in the air. This is hard to describe but you will know it when you feel it. -The hosts Petra and Mush make you feel completely welcome. -Their home is fair distance from the cottage so if you need anything Petra is a phone call away. They do a great job of giving privacy and they leave you to enjoy the property. -The cottage has many floor to ceiling windows that brings the beautiful outdoors in. -There is also a fabulous patio to enjoy the sights and sounds. It is like having your own personal sanctuary. The Hoblet is also an animal rescue sanctuary with the main focus being on donkeys. There are also other rescue personalities from pot belly pigs, goats and a minature horse. These animals are much loved and you can actually feel their happiness. They are loving pets that will greet you continuously throughout your stay. Incredible. If you are hesitating or considering other properties...stop. BOOK The Hoblet. The accomodations and surroundings will exceed your expectations.
- Guest Karen T (Mississauga, ON)
- Date of stay 12/30/13
- Review Submitted 01/04/14
Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
Sally and Dianne
Sally and Dianne
Our stay at the Hoblet could not have been better in any way. We,too, are former owners of a woodland retreat, and until now, have never found anything with all of the things we value. The woodlands whisper their calming presence in the song of bird, the distant far-far off howl of wolf, the chatter of squirrel. The animals sing, each in their own voice, of donkey bray, piglet snort, goat ba-a- and welcome you to be rescued from your former harried, busy, life as they were rescued from their negligent ones. The Hoblet reaches out its arms to you, to comfort, nurture, protect and heal body, mind and soul. And the owners---they are a very special breed of angel, who not only take worn, harried, sometimes beaten animals, and surround them with whatever they need most. But they give to you , too, be it a listening ear, caring, tips on where to find that special secret spot in town, the best shopping and sightseeing, yoga time, where to take a carriage or the quickest way to the Falls, meeting and greeting the animals and telling their stories, and too, themselves. THEMSELVES--that's the secret! Never will you find more giving, caring people--not intrusive, but giving of whatever you need, with the ease and grace of Mother Nature herself. They lovingly set up the campfire for you, and the grill for a late evening dinner by firelight.If there are children, treat them to feeding the animals, if they want to, or allow them the freedom of the whole world of nature to explore in safety.They can became your family for the time you are there--they did for us, and that bond continues to this day and it will never cease. There is not enough good to be said, and nothing bad could ever be said about the HOBLET- NATURES ENERGY CENTRE, Mush and Petra, its owners, and all the animals, past present and those yet to come. Go- experience the Spirit for yourself. You will find everything they advertise and so-o much more!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 10/20/13
- Review Submitted 12/19/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Dear friends, we are truly humbled by your kind words. Thank you so very much. We were so very fortunate to have you at the hoblet during such a dramatic time when the "herd" came, thank you for your support than and your friendship now - "it" is very special!
Best of Both Worlds
Best of Both Worlds
What a wonderful vacation! We were out in the country surrounded by nature, yet just minutes from so many amazing tourist attractions. You can tell attention was paid to every small detail of creating this perfect escape from the “real world”, from the placement of every plant, rock, and creative little solar light outside to the prism mirror tiles inside the skylights that shoot little rainbows all throughout the Hoblet. Every time I saw a rainbow on the floor, countertop, or my coffee cup it made me smile – sometimes it’s the simplest things. The owner made wonderful suggestions that we never would have thought of on our own but turned out to be the highlights of our trip. We were adamant about wanting to experience both sides of the falls, so her suggestion was to walk back and forth across Rainbow Bridge. It was amazing. The view of the falls from the bridge was beautiful, and what a cool and unique thing to just walk across a bridge from one country to another. Another wonderful suggestion was the Niagara Glen trails – this was my son’s absolute favorite, and we all loved it so much we went back a second day. And, of course, the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour was amazingly fun – I’m far too wimpy for white water rafting, so this was the perfect white water adventure for me! My three kids, ages 15, 13, and 11, are all major animal lovers, so they of course loved living at an animal sanctuary for a week. They fed “the gang” treats in their pajamas every morning. My son caught frogs each night and even spotted T-Rex, the huge bullfrog, near the pond. And, the biggest achievement of all – the girls captured a video of Cuddles braying like a dinosaur! They were SO excited – they waited and waited and got it! What a fun thing to wake up to each morning … better than a rooster! I know many folks love the opportunity to be “unplugged”, and I must admit we didn’t watch TV once the entire week, but my kids SO enjoyed posting pictures on Facebook and Instagram throughout the week. Thanks to the owners sharing their WiFi, the kids were able to share all their wonderful adventures with their friends back home as they happened. All in all, we had a wonderful time and wished we could stay longer. I can’t count how many times my kids asked, “Can we live here?” And, they’re all planning their own Hoblet houses when they grow up. Many thanks to the owners for creating such a wonderful oasis. Thanks for sharing!
- Guest Donna F. (Chesapeake, VA)
- Date of stay 08/19/13
- Review Submitted 09/02/13
Owner response: ...thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice recap. We loved the video of Cuddles braying, we have passed it on to some past guests who had commented on how much they enjoyed him, we have got to put that on our website! (too cute!) Enjoyed having you!
Amazing place to stay!
Amazing place to stay!
The Hoblet was the perfect place to return to after the heat and crowds at Niagara Falls. My children, ages 7 and 9, loved the animals; we referred to Cuddles as our alarm clock. As a mom and dad on a budget, my husband and I appreciated the well-stocked kitchen and grill. In fact, we only ate at a restaurant once during our four day/three night stay! Petra and Mush are such amazing hosts- I truly felt like we were neighbors, not guests. One evening after a long day seeing the sights, I asked my family if they were ready to "go home"- they knew I was referring to the Hoblet! Petra is a wealth of information regarding things to see and do around Niagara Falls. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. The Hoblet will always have a special place in the hearts of my family.
- Guest Kate S.
- Date of stay 07/12/13
- Review Submitted 07/22/13
Owner response: ...thanks so much - we love Cuddles's new nickname your daughter gave him - Cuddles von Schweets!
The Hoblet and its owners are amazing! We enjoyed four wonderful nights in this quaint setting where we felt totally at home. Petra was also so helpful in directing us to great places to visit and explore. It is a convenient and scenic drive to so many places - the Falls, the winery, shops and Niagara on the Lake. We even enjoyed the local farmers market Saturday morning. Thanks to Mush, Petra and "the gang" for providing us an absolutely awesome vacation and making us feel so comfortable. We highly recommend the Hoblet - its even better in person than the pictures.
- Guest Germantown TN (Germantown TN/USA)
- Date of stay 06/28/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
I can't say enough about The Hoblet or its operators! From the moment we arrived, Petra and Mush made sure we felt completely at home. Every last detail was thought of, including toys and stuffed animals for my young daughter. We loved being able to get so close to the animals, and my daughter still speaks daily about her favourites, the pot bellied pigs, and about the baby donkey. It was very helpful being able to ask for advice on local attractions and restaurants. Very highly recommended.
- Guest Gail (Canada)
- Date of stay 05/26/13
- Review Submitted 06/06/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
Petra and Mush made our stay unforgettable....we got to interact with the rescued animals, and everything we wanted to see was a short drive away....Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Welland Canal. Petra was a wealth of information and her friendliness makes me feel like I have a new friend in Canada! Next trip we will bring our bicycles to take advantage of the bike trails in the area.
- Guest RBFenton (Fenton)
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 06/04/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks so much. You both were a real pleasure. I'm glad my tips and tricks help....even just to park now a days is expensive! The photos of the fire pit were beautiful, thanks for sharing.
Fabulously unique little spot tucked away in the woods far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet so close to everything you want to see - including the Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Welland Canal. So much better than a hotel. The muffins, fruit and yogurt, etc provided for breakfast was a nice touch - so was the firepit which was prepared and ready for us at the end of each day. Thanks to our hosts Petra, Mush and the crew (Cuddles, Monty, George, and the pigs) for a great weekend.
- Guest Denise & Jan (London, ON)
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 05/26/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
Wonderful, charming and cozy place to stay. The Hoblet is clean and well kept. Being un-plugged for days was the best. Petra is wonderful and attentive, but not at all intrusive. Our children, 12, 14 and 17 loved the animals. Each morning they'd be outside in their pj's tending to Cuddles, George and the rest. Definitely have a 'Meet and Greet' with all the four legged residents. Be warned the weather in April can be crazy. It was 81 on Thursday, wild storm on Friday and woke to a dusting of snow on Saturday. The falls are about fifteen minutes away and I would also recommend a drive up along the river to Niagara-on-the-Lake. So much history I was not aware of before. I would highly recommend this unique, peaceful place. It was a bit tight for our family of five, but so wonderful we would do it again. Well worth the drive from Boston.
- Guest LisaBeth (Sterling, MA)
- Date of stay 04/17/13
- Review Submitted 05/11/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks so much for posting a review - appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed Niagara on the Lake ...it' such a nice contrast between the tourist hustle and bustle of the falls area, great to take them both in. We've enjoyed hosting some great folks from Boston! Thanks again for choosing the hoblet and the Niagara area.
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please contact owner for rates for stays longer than 7 days, and special monthly rate. Please be advised that the hoblet is suited to maximum of 4 people.
one nights deposit (non refundable) is required at time of booking to block the space and confirm a reservation please. There is only the one hoblet.
- Tax Rate 15%
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- Nearest Airport: Buffalo Airport, Toronto Airport (60 miles) at 30 Miles
- Nearest Train: Via Rail on Bridge Street Niagara Falls,Ontario at 8 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 406 at 4 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Sherkston Beach at 6 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Mandarin Restaurant in Niagara Square at 4 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Kissing Bridge outside of Buffalo USA at 35 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Meadowvale Golf Course on Yokom Rd at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Mandarin Restaurant in Niagara Square at 4 Miles
About the owner: 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 2 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. I speak conversational Spanish and German. Having lived and worked in seven countries, and having travelled extensively I believe my husband and I have come to understand what our national and international guest would 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).
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
For more photos, and a 'feel' for what we have created please ask about our website - truly a retreat, yet all the modern comforts and facilities, and so much more! Even the locals come for a visit.
- Primary: 905 941 8803
- Secondary: 905 384 9917
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Welcome to the 'Hoblet' and our nature.
open concept, 600 sq. ft, showing living room, kitchen area, includes breakfast!
separate bedroom, adult bunk, double & twin, also queen air bed, all linens incl
walkway from parking lot to hoblet, showing covered patio
circle of elements view in front of hoblet, "your front yard", see living roof
walkway from your parking lot at "Froglet Falls", kids love counting the frogs!
Autumn in Niagara, glorious fall colours, wine festivals & the "harvests"
"Meet & Greet the animals",enjoy some 1 on 1 time with your favorite
read, write or relax
garden coming up the 'drive', help yourself to herbs and vegies
MEET THE POT BELLY PIGGIES, OUR "GREETERS"
swing away the morning than drive to the brink of Niagara Falls (15 min. away)
the 'HOBLET', self catering,fully equipped cabin, 5 patio doors, 3 skylights,
dining table, bedroom in the backround (to the right), total 5 patio doors,
open concept living, 5 patio doors to view of forest and fire pit, 3 sky lights
our donkey reception line await you! We rescue donkeys, meet & greet the animals
the "circle of elements", wonderful fire pit, boulders specially placed NSEW
walkway brings you over the stream to your front door and patio.Propane barbeque
winter has its own beauty, electric fireplace inside for cozy evenings
patio overlooking the forest, private & comfortable. Deer, turkeys & squirrels
lots of private seating areas throughhout the "space" and garden lighting
private yard, firepit, pond and pasture (far backround) to meet the animals
ENJOY THE FIREPIT IN ANY SEASON, ALL WOOD PROVIDED
dragonflys,frogs,turtles,donkeys,piggies, dogs....all a part of "Natures Energy"
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