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

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Cabin Holiday Rental
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 ...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. More
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About the Owner
Petra C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2009
Interaction with guests
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.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a blast! I knew I’d be entranced by the animals but I wasn’t prepared for my son to fall in love! Petra is a doll and keeps the hoblet clean and comfortable. So close to Niagra without being in the cheesy touristy area....More

Date of stay: April 2019
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naturesenergy, VR Owner at The Hoblet,15 min. from the brink of Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

BIG THANKS! (and especially for all you do for critters!). We enjoyed having you and "turning you on to donkeys". Wishing you and your son all the best and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

We wanted to experience the Niagara Falls but were not prepared for the busyness of the tourism there. Dont get me wrong the Falls were amazing, but coming back home to the Hoblet each night was perfect. The place is magical. The kind hearts of...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Russell W
naturesenergy, VR Owner at The Hoblet,15 min. from the brink of Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

....we really appreciate you taking the time to write your review, it means a lot to us. We hope we see you again and wishing you and yours the very best for the New Year

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Reviewed 22 December 2018

We have stayed at the Hoblet every year for the past 5 years as a gift to our children for their birthday on July 22nd starting in 2014 after visiting in November 2013. We loved it. The animals were my children's favorite thing. We obeyed...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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naturesenergy, VR Owner at The Hoblet,15 min. from the brink of Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2018

We are sorry you cannot accept the policy change of MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO 14 YEARS OLD. DUE TO INSURANCE & LIABILITY coverage. (Result of two incidents last summer that you are aware of). You make this sound personal & that's NOT FAIR. We too...More

Reviewed 16 November 2018

Lets just start off with the fact, that the hostess (Petra) is the SWEETEST woman I've ever had the pleasure of meeting! She is kind, generous and VERY helpful! ALSO, If you LOVE animals, and want to wake up every morning being greeted by goats,...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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naturesenergy, VR Owner at The Hoblet,15 min. from the brink of Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

....too sweet! I think we have to make you the official "critter cuddler", lol. Appreciate your review and love for animals. See you soon and thanks again

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

The Hoblet is a great vacation/ getaway spot. It’s whimsical, eclectic, nature inspired and tranquil. You can feel and see the love in all the decorative touches inside and out. I was there for my honeymoon and we had an awesome time. Petra and Mush...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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naturesenergy, VR Owner at The Hoblet,15 min. from the brink of Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

We can't wait for you to come back! Loved your energy, and thanks for your review. We'll leave the light on! lol.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Porch
Central Heating
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
Hairdryer
TV
Microwave
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Boat Available
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
perfect location to enjoy all the Niagara Peninsula has to over. 15 minute drive to the brink of the Horseshoe Falls, 35 minutes from historic Niagara-on-the-lake and 20 minutes from the Peace Bridge. Though you are only 15 minutes away from all the touristy things, a car is needed, we are in the country and there is no public transport available. The 'hoblet' is unique in that you are nestled in with nature and the animals, we have a small animal sanctuary, enjoy the close proximity of the animals, of which all have been rescued. There are 5 donkeys, 1 mule, 2 goats, pot belly piggies and dogs. Part of the experience is enjoying the natural setting, and being 'unplugged'. (Corporate clients, and guests please advise us if wifi/internet is necessary for your stay). Please contact us if y...
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.
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