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

77 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 nights


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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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016

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...


based on 77 traveler reviews

Historic "Bank" Lodging, near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter
average rating of 4.87013 based on 77 reviews

We loved "The Bank".

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the "Bank" was great. We had 5 people and there was plenty of room for all. It was very clean and maintained. Petersburg is a quiet little town and a very beautiful place. We are from SC in the flat lands, so it took a little getting use to the hills and sharp curves driving into Petersburg. We went to the Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, Hillforest Museum in Aurora, IN and the Cincinnati Zoo while we were there. I would definitely recommend this to my friend.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the Bank!

  • 5 of 5

We recently traveled to KY to visit the Creation museum and The Ark Encounter. Being a family of 6 we could not find a reasonable place to stay near those attractions - that is until I discovered Deborah's Guesthouses. We stayed in the Bank and it was perfect for our family. Loved having a full kitchen and also a washer and dryer. You can read more about our trip and our stay at the Bank here:

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great getaway for relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Very clean and inviting as always...this was my second stay. Great place to stay if you are going to the creation museum and the ark. Will recommend it to everyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Kids Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Our church group stayed at the Victorian House and the Bank. The Bank was the hit with the kids. Everyone had to go take a tour of it. Rooms were comfortable and it had everything that was needed. The group is already planning another trip for next year! Deborah is a huge help in planning a trip. Answered my questions quickly and tried to provide all the information we requested.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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We loved The Bank!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the delightful stay while we visited The Creation Museum & Ark Encounter. We totally surprised our kids. They had no clue we were staying in a bank! Super fun! A wonderful home away from home. There was plenty of room for our family of 6. In fact, the accommodations were luxurious compared with our cabin at Jelly Stone Mammoth Cave. Deborah & her team were even so kind to help a lost stuffed animal be found & sent back home. I would definitely recommend Deborah's guest homes to any one.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Family Trip - wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great and unique place to stay for small family or a couple. Very functional accommodations in a quiet and quaint little town. Two blocks away from the Ohio River and a few miles from The Creation Museum.

Our kids and grandkids stayed in adjacent houses which worked out perfectly for a family vacation.

This little place of history was very tidy and well maintained. Deborah was very easy to work with.

The Pantry in town has most items needed for our stay, even a restaurant for breakfast, sandwiches, and pizza.

Town folks are friendly. Great place for biking or walking.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 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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