|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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...
We stayed at the "Bank" for three nights so that we could visit the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. It was great to be staying so near the museums and the "Bank" was just what we needed for our family. There was plenty of space for sleeping and the vault that has been converted to a bedroom was a real highlight! We had everything we needed to cook all our meals while we were there and the property was clean. The owner communicated well with us about all the details we would need to know and made sure we were connected if we had any questions. It felt like a home away from home and we look forward to returning here someday. The town it is located in is quiet and quaint with a lot of history that we enjoyed learning about as well. Thanks, Deborah, for creating such a great place for visitors to stay!
Definitely recommend this if you're coming to the Creation Museum. Beautiful surroundings, quiet neighborhood, Ohio river just down the street. Great place!
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.
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: http://www.heathergerwing.com/from-the-bank-to-creation-and-an-encounter/
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!
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.
5 miles from the Creation Museum.
16 miles from Perfect North Slopes.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|cleaning fee||£60 + Tax|
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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)