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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
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.

**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

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 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...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Petersburg in Boone County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Vault - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    'Former Office Area' bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Historic "Bank" Lodging, near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter
average rating of 4.8645835 based on 96 reviews

Surpassed Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

The Farmers Bank VRBO was a perfect fit for our family of seven as we visited the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. The housing was clean and well stocked for our stay. Loved having access to the family size griddle, crockpot, and salad bowls. The extra touches like Netflix and the pamphlet of the historic walking tour of Petersburg made our stay even more enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful retreat away from home. Wished we had stayed longer.

  • 5 of 5

We were nervous going into the rental and were going to count this as an adventure - good or bad. We have two teen sons and a 5-year-old daughter. All 5 of us we impressed and excited for it to be a VERY good adventure.

The quaint location allowed us quiet rest. Loved the walk down to the river. The vault was the unique fun we hoped for. An added bonus is the curtains allowed for a darker "sleep in" in all rooms, including the living room.

Everything was clean, a must. And we agree with another review that that master bedroom mattress was very comfortable-something we are picky about.

We only made breakfast each morning, but I noticed the kitchen was well stocked with supplies.

We have many friends from our area planning a visit to the Creation Museum. We will be highly recommending this to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darling Little Guest House in a Quaint Little Town

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at The Bank. There was plenty of room for our family which included 3 adults, 3 young children and an infant. It is located on a very quiet street in a quaint little town. My grandsons loved sleeping in "the vault" and walking to the playground just down the street. The guesthouse furnishings were comfortable and practical... not fussy and formal so we felt right at home. We highly recommend it and will definitely stay again if we visit the Creation Museum in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, small town feel with great proximity to local attraction

  • 5 of 5

The property was well-maintained and enjoyable to stay in. Use of the vault and trundle bed worked well for sleeping arrangements for our kids and my wife and I enjoyed having our own room. We enjoyed being so close to the Creation Museum and having access to our own kitchen and laundry equipment and being right next to the community park. The price was very reasonable for the accommodations. There is not much water pressure in the kitchen or bathroom sink but the shower worked well.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, Family friendly, and Charming Rental!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our 3 sons recently stayed at The Bank and had a blast there! It was clean, spacious and had so much charm! Miss Wanda was very nice and helped us to get in as we had the wrong code. Miss Deborah was very kind as well and I truly cannot say enough positives about this location! The town is fun to walk around and the river is nearby also, which is a plus! I was delighted to have a washer and dryer to clean our clothing and also have somewhere quiet to unwind. Our sons adored the vault-and it's truly an unique experience that kids of all ages must have!! The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans and even paper towels and tp was provided! (This is not always the case with rentals) My husband is very particular when it comes to mattresses and all of them were well taken care of and very comfy! I cannot praise this place enough!! Highly recommend for anyone visiting Creation Museum and Ark Encounter!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family loved ' The Bank"!! Quaint, cozy, clean!

  • 5 of 5

This was probably the most unique place we have stayed! Clean, well furnished, comfortable! Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Petersburg, USA

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.99

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 11.3% is added to the final price (6% Kentucky sales tax + 5.3% KY "transient room" taxes)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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