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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

**Note: If you are one family with more than 5 children coming (NOT adult children :)), and many of them are young, send an inquiry to me with how many adults, how many children plus their ages, and we will consider going over the maximum in this case.

The Bank's septic system is also "historic", and we have to treat it with tender loving care!

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 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

More Details

Owner
Deborah
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 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...

Amenities

Petersburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Vault - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    'Former Office Area' bedroom - 1 queen
    Living room - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

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Historic "Bank" Lodging, near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter
average rating of 4.857143 based on 105 reviews
5

Great, interesting house

  • 5 of 5

Cute little place, would recommend. Kids loved the bedroom in the old vault. Kitchen had everything we needed, just brought food. House was clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Very nice and comfortable. Close to the Creation Museum and Ark. The neighborhood was super friendly

  • 5 of 5

We are looking forward to coming back. We want to stay at the Victorian next time. Looks awesome from the outside.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Martins

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at The Bank! It was a cozy place to stay and it provided all our needs! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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We loved our stay in the Farmer's Bank in such a peaceful setting.

  • 4 of 5

We were so glad to find a place to stay so close to the Creation Museum and loved your nice quiet little town where "everyone walks in the street". The Bank made our stay even more special. My friend and I were impressed by the quality of kitchenware provided (dishes, cookware, tableware, etc.) Appreciated having everything so nice and clean. It was so nice to have the kitchen where we could prepare both a hearty breakfast and a good supper. We made good use of the crockpot.

The Bank may be more suitable for a family than for older adults, however, by having to walk through the main bedroom to get to the bathroom but being long time friends we didn't let this bother us. Our group was made up of my husband, myself and an older lady friend who said she loved her cozy little bedroom in the vault!

We did find the tub to not be as "senior" friendly as we would have liked by not having handrails inside the shower and I found it to be one long step down when getting out. There again, we managed and were thankful for such a pleasant place to relax in the evenings.

We would recommend it to anyone else staying in Petersburg.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Really fun, pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

The bank was perfect for the two of us. Petersburg is pretty close to the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter and was a nice departure from look-a-like hotel rooms. The room has been restored with a touch of history but with modern day conveniences. Very fair daily rate. We could park right outside the door, so easy loading and unloading. Having a kitchen and laundry was a big help during our vacation. Thank you Deborah and Wanda.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay for our family (3 adults, 2 older children). Everything was clean and organized. It was soooo much nicer than staying in a hotel. We had our own kitchen with a lot of equipment (pots, pans, knives, utensils, glasses, plates, etc) and there was plenty of sleeping space.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Miles
275
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.36%

Please include your cell# when booking your reservation.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Reservation is confirmed when I receive your deposit.
Tax rate of 12.36% is added.
Kentucky sales tax 6.00%
Kentucky transient room tax 1.06%
Northern Kentucky transient room tax 5.30%
Total 12.36%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.