|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This 100-year-old bank was left to ruin after a larger bank bought it out and closed it down a few years ago. Until 2012--the project began January 1st, and the first guests arrived December 27th, 2012.
The vault is now a bedroom, with a twin over full bunk bed. There's also a TV with video player (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 couple tables 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 for 9, 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 for 9, plus hairdryer.
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 for nine, some paper towels, toilet tissue, hairdryer, pots and pans, dishes, coffee maker, toaster, dish soap and detergent
Items to bring along: Soap and shampoo, liquid laundry detergent (no powder please, clogs up septic system :), extra paper towels, napkins, coffee and filters, foil and cling wrap, baggies, Kleenex, drinking water ?...The Bank is on a cistern, which is perfectly fine for cooking, laundry, and even drinking, but some prefer bottled.
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...
Fabulous well kept property in rural town. Highly recommend this property, particularly if visiting the creation museum. Walk around town and talk to the friendly locals to find out some of the towns fascinating history. 2 things to keep in mind... as mentioned by others you need to cross through the main bedroom to access the toilet and kitchen area. Also the local store is well stocked but small so worth shopping in a larger town prior to arrival.
The decor was wonderfully done! Lots of space. It was very impressive. Really clean and fresh!
It was close to a big city, but in a small rural town, so lots to do. The Creation Museum was nearby, wonderful place. The town had very friendly people and a store that served meals. It was all just wonderful!
Our family of 9 stayed here for three nights while visiting the Creation Museum. We were very pleased with everything provided and the space to move around. We look forward to one day coming back and staying here again. Next time in warmer weather! Thank you!
This was a wonderful place to stay! It's in a quiet neighborhood with lots of kids riding bikes and playing outside. It is within walking distance of a nice little store that we walked to and got ice cream for the kids. We also walked down and looked at the river. The neighbors were very friendly. It felt like home. The kitchen with fridge and stove and washer and dryer made traveling much more affordable for our family of 8. The utensils, cups, bowls, etc..., were very helpful. We loved that there was Netflix to help settle the kids down in the evening. It was a wonderful trip made possible by this gem. Many thanks to the owner. God bless!
We took several families on a "field trip" to the Creation museum and most stayed in "The Bank". My family has stayed here before as well and both times everything was great! Close to the museum, nice little town, neat renovation of an old bank and the kids all wanted to sleep "in the vault".
Our family enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Bank. The children enjoyed the novelty of sleeping in a vault. Everything was as advertised, and made our stay a pleasant one. We would come back to the Bank if we would visit the area again.
5 miles from the Creation Museum.
16 miles from Perfect North Slopes.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||$25 + Tax|
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Tax rate of 11.3% is added to the final price (6% Kentucky sales tax + 5.3% KY "transient room" taxes)
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.