$171 / night
Total guests, Nights

The Hoblet,15 min. from the brink of Niagara Falls – Home 4302414 Log cabin

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

The Hoblet,15 min. from the brink of Niagara Falls – Home 4302414

  • Log cabin
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Great location, only 14 min. drive to 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.( Please note the sleeping configuration would be a queen bed in the separate bedroom, while the 2nd sleeping area is the studio's livingroom, where we can provide a cot or a queen (or single) airbed mattress with bedding.This living room area is over 350 sq ft . Outside is viewed through 5 sets of double glass patio doors & 3 skylights. 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. Emphasis on nature and good energy. On site and for your viewing is our equine rescue, home to 7 donkeys, 1 mule, the latest rescue; Sheldon the pot belly pig and his little brother, and Monty and George are 2 sweet little goats that will greet you each morning. Groot and Gretel are our latest rescues and will win your heart. 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 (wood is provided for your fire). .

Wonderful walks by the forest, ponds, waterfall, 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.

Please see our website for more info, photos of the "space" and the surrounding area, we look forward to meeting you here at Natures Energy Centre and Sanctuary in beautiful Niagara Falls, Canada.

For guests staying two or more nights we are happy to offer firewood for the circle of elements (fire pit), use of fishing rods and a meet & greet with the donkeys. We also will gladly provide personalized local trip planning and suggestions for beyond the normal tourist attractions.

Please be advised that there is a $15.00 charge per night for each of the 3rd & 4th person. There are a few options for the bed types and placement of them depending on your situation and needs. Please contact us before arrival so we can determine what option works best. There is a rollaway and airmattress bed, all with linens and blankets provided). Children must be a minimum of 14 years of age. Please note, maximum adults is three, or two adults with two children. As the "hoblet" and "twiglet" are part of the sanctuary, (as well our residence) we do ask that our guests respect the privacy (of humans and critters) and not have visitors unless previously discussed and arranged. Thank you.

Please note that due to our rural position (in the country and surrounded by forests) there is now a charge for internet/wifi and maynot be a strong signal. Other options are available so if this is important to your needs please contact us to discuss options. Movies cannot be streamed as there are no cable or DSL lines in the vicinity. Uploads or downloads can be slow from my system which is only 3GB PER MONTH.

Most folks now arrive with their own data on their phones and this has been working well for them (so we are told). For our corporate clients, authors etc. we would be happy to offer other options.

We are thrilled to offer the "Twiglet", the tiny house/cottage, as a another option here at Natures Energy Centre. Please look up our listing with Trip Advisor if the Hoblet is booked or you are looking for another unique experience. Listing #9629914. Both the Hoblet & Twiglet offer the same experience with the animals and outdoor areas. We would like to thank the hundreds of guests through the years for your encouragement and wonderful reviews, you have been our inspiration for the Twiglet!

Please note a one nights deposit is required to hold your reservation (non refundable). As we have a strict cancellation policy, we strongly suggest cancellation insurance for longer stays.

The hoblet & twiglet revenue helps to fund the animals, their upkeep and other rescue situations that come our way, thank you.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Twin bed
  • 1 Full bath


  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Bicycles available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Sauna
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

We are right in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula. It sounds like a commercial, sorry, but there is so much more than just the falls here. Great "antiquing", some of the finest beaches in the province. The capital of Ontario just an hour and a half away (Toronto), and the international border. As we are small animal sanctuary, we are located in the country so a car (whether your own or rented at the bus or train station, or airports (Bufffalo and Toronto) is a must. We would be happy to suggest outings and day trips that suit your personal interests.

Interaction with guest

Upon arrival we will greet you and bring you to the hoblet. If you have been in contact with us regarding your personal likes and interests, your information will be there upon arrival. We will also give you an orientation of the hoblet and the area, as well as info on the rescued animals here. We live on the property and are available to help you and suggest attractions and other "adventures". We pride ourselves on our personal service, while maintaining and respecting each others privacy.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

We have had huge (outrageous!) internet bills from guests abusing our limited wifi. Being out in the country with have less choices. We suggest bringing your own data or discuss our other options for corporate clients or guests that absolutely need to be connected.

Kids must be a minimum of 14 years old now please

There is no central air. 4 sets of patio doors, 3 fans. Window A/C for bedroom upon request ($)

For short stays please don't move furnishings & decor around (at least put back!)


About the owner

Petra C.
Average reply time:
2 hours 1 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 Sep 2021
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English





139 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 22 Oct 2020

There aren’t enough good words to say about Petra and Mush and their wonderful property. My wife and I stayed at The Hoblet for about a week and I have to say, it just wasn’t long enough. … More

“Winter Wonderland, Animal Rescue Support, Great way to Get away...”

Reviewed 13 Nov 2019

When I saw the Hoblet online, I knew we had to book, so two weeks later it was! When we arrived it had just started to snow which made this into our Winter Wonderland Animal Getaway, as we’ve be… More

“Peaceful, serene, magical hidden gem in the woods.”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2019

Enchanting cottage in the woods, surrounded by nature, with goats, piggies, and donkeys as your neighbours. Close to Niagara Falls, and not far from Niagara on the Lake and Fort Erie, the 'Hoble… More

Response from the owner Thanks so much! You both were great fun and hope to see you again. We truly enjoyed your energy (and miss the landscaping, lol).


Reviewed 6 Sep 2019

Absolutely loved it. Quiet and private little cottage in the woods with goats and pigs as your neighbors! The place was clean and well cared for and has everything you need plus a couple other neat am… More

Response from the owner Thanks so much for your review. You were such a pleasure to have here and I think Gretel (the piggy) is still looking for you on the patio to share your coffee with! Wishing you all the very best and really hope we see you again. Our heart felt appreciation.

“A magical stay that was even better than imagined”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2019

My partner and I love the ecosystem that Petra and Mush have created. We felt so grateful that they have opened up their home to travelers looking for an experience like no other. The Hoblet itself wa… More

Response from the owner Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. It really means a lot to us that you enjoyed it and especially the critters. Without our guests we couldn't do it on our own..... our heartfelt appreciation (hope to see you again)

“Loved Canada”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2019

Petra was more than helpful with traveling tips and favorite attractions and directions to anywhere we wanted to go. The Hoblet was cozy, far enough from Niagara Falls to feel like we got away and clo… More

Response from the owner Thanks so much ladies, we sure enjoyed having you and so glad you enjoyed Groot and Gretel and friends.


Reviewed 12 Aug 2019

Wonderful stay and wonderful host. The communication was exceptional from the time of booking until we departed. Petra was very sweet and accommodating. The place was just as pictured. The goats w… More

Response from the owner ...thanks so much for your review. Your stay was short but such a great couple. Wishing you both all the best and thanks again

“The Brits”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2019

Wonderful little bit of sheer heaven just far enough away from a very hectic tourist crazy Niagara. Petra n Mush were the perfect hosts with loads of tips from where to visit, eat and best beaches in … More

Response from the owner Our dear Brits, lol, it was a pleasure to have you. You even renewed our love and excitement for the Niagara area by your reactions and enthusiasm (especially that flight). Hope you have some life long memories of Niagara and Canada. Hope you can come back and see the autumn here, I think its better than summer time, It would be great to see you again, now as friends! Wishing you and your family all the best. Cheers!"

“Total Peace”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2019

My wife and I have been there 3 times in last year, and I have made a couple solo trips as well. We have stayed in both the Hoblet and the Twiglet and we can't decide which we love more! It i… More

Response from the owner We so appreciate your review and patronage! Big thanks and look forward to seeing you in the fall again, great time for the fall festivals. We will tell Monty & George, lol.

“Nice quiet, leafy place, but be prepared . . .”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2019

My two granddaughters and I stayed here for four days, and we did not think the place lived up to the reviews or the price. After our arrival, we barely saw the owner. Her main means of communicating … More

Response from the owner Your statements are as outrageous as your behavior! Now you are stalking us by going on the rental sites and posting blatant lies!. You mail letters to our home, AND INTRUDED ON OUR PRIVATE RESIDENCE MULTIPLE TIMES! NOT ONLY WERE YOU OFFERED A FULL REFUND AND CANCELLATION AT TIME OF BOOKING 4 MONTHS AGO you were also given almost a $100.00 discount because of your constant complaining about prices in Niagara Falls (I suggested not to visit Niagara in peak season because you stated you had a limited budget). THE DAY AFTER YOU ARRIVED WE ALSO OFFERED YOU, AGAIN, A COMPLETE REFUND AND TO FIND YOU OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS! (Your grand children said no thanks). You obviously don't comprehend the concept of "self catering" and were expecting to be served and catered to. You were also offered to schedule a "meet and greet" with the animals but when I came to the cottage to ask the grand children (17 & 19) they said you were asleep. You did not see the extra dish detergent, you did not see the two other sets of electrical outlets. We are on a micro biotic system and there is note to ask IF you want to participate in the "green system" than it is your decision. You prefer to lie and twist everything to make it sound so bad, what was so bad was YOU! You should be ashamed of yourself to try to discredit us with your blatant lies. You made it quite clear you were angry when I stood up to you and called you out on the disrespect to our property and our beloved animals that you displayed. In retrospect it doesn't surprise me that this would be your "revenge".

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