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Historic "Bank" Lodging, near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5-7 (See Deborah's Guesthouses for more)

This 100-year-old bank was left to ruin, after a larger bank bought it out and closed it down.

The open design of the Bank makes it ideal for 2-3 adults plus children. The only bathroom is accessed through the main bedroom, off the kitchen.

The vault is now a bedroom, with a twin over full bunk bed. There's also a TV with video player in the vault (no TV reception), just in case you want to lock your kids in there for a while. (Kidding...the steel vault door is wired open :)

The main teller's area is now the living room with TV/DVD. Plus a table if your group is larger and wants to eat meals in this spacious room. The living room has a full size futon, a twin day bed, and a twin trundle bed.

Off the living room is the former office area, which now has a queen size bed, a large reading chair with ottoman, and a nice-sized closet filled with extra linens, blankets, and some games and puzzles.

The kitchen is in the back of the bank--this was the employees' area. It comes complete with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster oven, pots and pans, dishes, coffee maker, and a small dining area.

Off the kitchen is the laundry area, and that leads to the full bath, with tub/shower, towels and washcloths, plus hairdryer. (NOTE: The only bathroom is located at the back of the Bank, accessed through the main bedroom and the kitchen.)

Check-in: 4 pm EST. Check-out: 11 am EST (lock box with keys)

Items provided: Sheets and pillows and blankets, wash cloths and towels, some paper towels, toilet tissue, hairdryer, pots and pans, dishes, coffee maker, toaster, dish soap and detergent.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Deborah

Originally from the St. Louis area, I lived in Petersburg from 1998 to 2013. The first time I drove into town looking for a home to buy, the 'Old Petersburg Operahouse' was for sale. Having majored in music many years ago, the old building sent out a siren call for me to buy it! I've been buying and rehabbing in town ever since.

In 2011 I opened The Cottage for vacationers. It was a very slow start, and I wondered if it had been the right decision. But soon the Creation Museum guests started arriving--I love my guests! What a joy to interact with these Christian families (many with lots of children :), who are kind and intelligent...and take care of my home!

It was obvious right away that a vacation home offers a much-needed alternative to hotel rooms...most of which cannot accommodate the larger families. Also, the ability to cook your own meals instead of eating out can save money.

(And doing a little laundry during vacation can rescue you from a mountain of clothes when you get home...;-)

I hope you enjoy the adventure of staying in this historic bank building...


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(83 traveler reviews)

Historic "Bank" Lodging, near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter
average rating of 4.86747 based on 83 reviews

PERFECT PLACE to stay while in Petersburg

  • 5 of 5

Our family celebrated Christmas this year at The Bank. Everyone loved it, and our two youngest loved sleeping in the vault. We are so glad you preserved this small part of history in Petersburg. What a quaint little town!! Some of us walked around the town and learned more history. The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are close by and a must see! :) The house was perfect for our family of six! We have rented vacation homes through VRBO for years, and I have to give this one a BIG thumbs up. The kitchen was well-stocked with dishes, utensils, and appliances such as blender, crockpot, etc. We also want to give a huge shout out to the housekeeper, Wanda. Everything was immaculate, clean, and in order! Thank you, Deborah and Wanda, for providing a welcoming and warm place for your guests! We will definitely stay here again for any future trips up to Petersburg. We so appreciate your kindness, Deborah, in working with us to make this happen this year. May the Lord richly continue to bless your business.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Imaginative and Unique Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Bank was such a quaint and imaginative stay! If you are looking for something different that is sure to make a memory, we would highly recommend The Bank. Our kids loved sleeping in the vault and the simplicity of the space really pointed us to appreciate the historicity of it. As you may guess from the reasonable pricing on this gem, it is most suitable for families or adventure seekers who do not require posh amenities, however, it is sure to please the kids and kids at heart with it's charming uniqueness! We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Bank

  • 4 of 5

Cute and unique property. The town is a little too quiet for me though, and I would have enjoyed this destination more if the weather had been a little better. My daughter enjoyed the vault and selection of DVD's. Very clean and comfortable overall.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Fun place!

  • 5 of 5

Fun place for kids to stay! Our grandchildren loved sleeping in the vault. The place was very comfortable and everything we needed was there. The town was laid back, quiet, and fun to explore.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun Experience and Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the "Bank" for three nights so that we could visit the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. It was great to be staying so near the museums and the "Bank" was just what we needed for our family. There was plenty of space for sleeping and the vault that has been converted to a bedroom was a real highlight! We had everything we needed to cook all our meals while we were there and the property was clean. The owner communicated well with us about all the details we would need to know and made sure we were connected if we had any questions. It felt like a home away from home and we look forward to returning here someday. The town it is located in is quiet and quaint with a lot of history that we enjoyed learning about as well. Thanks, Deborah, for creating such a great place for visitors to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great place for the whole family! Accommodations were excellent, location beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Definitely recommend this if you're coming to the Creation Museum. Beautiful surroundings, quiet neighborhood, Ohio river just down the street. Great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Petersburg Quick Stop--deli, breakfast
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Perfect North Ski Slopes
Car: necessary

5 miles from the Creation Museum.

16 miles from Perfect North Slopes.


Rates & Availability

Petersburg House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.3%

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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Reservation is confirmed when I receive your deposit.
Tax rate of 11.3% is added to the final price (6% Kentucky sales tax + 5.3% KY "transient room" taxes)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Petersburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Vault - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    'Former Office Area' bedroom - 1 queen
    Living room - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
The Bank uses a cistern. Some guests may prefer to bring their own drinking water.

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