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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Petersburg

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 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 , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Vault - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    'Former Office Area' bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Living room - 2 single bed
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 4.8333335 based on 114 reviews
4

We made a good choice

  • 4 of 5

It was a very comfortable stay, quaint environment and clean. Everyone we met on the street was very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 12/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice !

  • 4 of 5

It was a very well stocked and comfortable stay! Thank you! My only complaint would be to put privacy curtains on the front door and window. We had some folks walk by and looking in the window as we were going to sleep last night. That was a bit uncomfortable!

Everything else was very nice, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 06/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hospitable,quaint,lovely

  • 5 of 5

The "Bank" was just what my family needed during our time in Kentucky. We enjoyed the convienance to the Ark and Creation Museum. The ladies at the Pantry were great cooks and I recommend the brekfast pizza.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very cozy and had everything we needed!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was the perfect size for myself, my daughter, niece, and my mother. It had everything we needed and Deborah was so great to work with. The town is so cute and the people are very friendly! It was super close to the Creation museum and only about 45 minutes to the Ark Encounter. I will definitely stay at one of Deborah's houses when I come up again!! Highly recommend it!!

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, fun and easy to access!

  • 5 of 5

What a great adventure! The kids loved sleeping in a real vault! Great, comfortable stay!

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute house, very small town

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay for our family of 4 (2 adults, two kids ages 5 and 8) at "The Bank". It was very spacious for the 4 of us. We loved the two separate bedrooms and the kids especially liked being able to chill with Netflix to wind down in the evenings. The layout is a little odd if you were staying with friends or those that you were not as close with, as you have to walk through the 'master' bedroom to get to the kitchen and only bathroom. It was about 5 minutes from the Creation Museum, 45 minutes from the Ark and 25 minutes from Newport KY/Cincinnatti. We knew The Bank was in a small town but small doesn't even describe it! It was tiny - the entire town perimeter is 1 mile. It has a handful of houses, 2 churches, a community center, a general store (gas, grocery and a restaurant all in one) and 1 stop sign (no stoplights). This isn't bad; it was just surprising that there was virtually no commerce. We went up a few freeway exits to get to food and groceries. Just something to be aware of! If ever back in the area, we would stay at The Bank again.

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$66.24

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 cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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