This little cottage is just the place to rest and unplug for a few days. Get some carrots and apples and chat with Monty and George (the goats) or the pot-bellied pigs. The donkeys and mule are a little more reserved, but they will come for a snack. Petra and Mush - the owners (humans) are the best. Petra met us when we got there, introduced us to everyone, and showed us everything we needed to know about the cottage and surrounding grounds. She had a lot of good advice about restaurants and things to do in the area that weren't tourist traps. And she gave good advice about the falls area too. We never drove more than 30 minutes away from the Hoblet exept when we went to the African Safari. It's just in a really good central location to visit different areas. We really liked Niagara-On-The-Lake and the little of town of Ridgeway. Port Colburne is really neat also. A really good place to stay, out of the fray with great hosts.
I planned this weekend getaway back in Jan. Booking was super easy and Petra was very quick to respond to all my questions via email or text. I knew what would be at the Hoblet and what we need to pack before the date of our stay. Upon our arrival we were greeted by Petra at the entrance to the Hoblet. She took us through the cabin and explained all the ins and outs of every feature of the cabin... including how to run the sauna. The sauna was an added bonus that I guess I had over looked when I booked. Very NICE!
Then came the introductions to the Animals. George, & Monty the goats really have a great personalities and greet you every time you pass by them.
Sheldon & Specky the pot bellied pigs made me laugh as the snored as they slept in the afternoons. Such smart animals. And you can't forget the donkeys.... they are so cute each with their our personalities. I highly recommend that if you book this great spot that you bring some apples, pears or carrots to treat the animals with. They definable love the fresh fruit treats.
The small kitchen and BBQ's on site make it easy to to plan to eat some meals at the cabin and others in any of the near by restaurants in Welland, or Niagara Falls.
Petra & Mush are super friendly and are very gracious host. Gracious of your privacy and of your choice to stay with them. They are both very knowledgeable of the attractions in the area and made great recommendations.
We will defiantly book the Hoblet again:)
Loved this place. Beautiful location, very romantic. Petra is a great host, very courteous and kind. The place is close to Niagara falls and not bad (I think we made it in about 80 min) from Toronto. But, it's also far enough that it is quite and quaint. My girlfriend loved it and I did as well. The animals are adorable, especially the goats. You have a small fridge, TV, dvd player, radio and things like Coffee Maker, Kettle, even a stove. There's also a great infra-red sauna. The place has a great atmosphere and we have already decided to go back again next year. It was a great experience. Thank you Petra.
Sincerely, Roman & Oksana.
We had a great time and the boys loved the animals. We'll be back for the wonderful hospitality. Thanks!