2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5-7 (See Deborah's Guesthouses for more)
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...
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
The location was just as described. This was my first time renting a vacation home. It was easy to locate and the people in town were very friendly. The only problem we had was we couldn't get the dishwasher to work but that was no big deal. Will definitely recommend and use the vrbo site again.
Thank you so much for coming to stay with us -- we appreciate your business!
And thanks for the feedback on the dishwasher -- turns out it just needs to be shut just right. (Wanda is putting a note on it for future guests.) As always, we're just a text away, and we're happy to help! :))
Wonderful Family Stay
Our family of six really enjoyed our stay at The Bank. My husband and I had fun telling our children that they were going to be staying in a bank. They thought we were fibbing and wouldn’t believe us. They thought it was really cool to be able to stay in a bank and the vault. The proximity to the Creation Museum was a big plus for us adults. And the Ark Encounter isn’t all that far away. I liked being able to do the laundry before we got home. The kitchen is well appointed and the newer grill was nice to use. I hope that if The Bank is sold, the new owner would want to keep it on the HomeAway market for us to be able to stay in again.
It was spacious. Warm and inviting. Well taken care of with many thoughtful extras like books, movies and games. Even firewood for an outside firepit. The kitchen was well equipped and we used it a lot. There was even a grill and it looked like we were the first to use it! A wonderful visit. My boys really enjoyed the bank vault room. Safe little area. So pleased.
Comfortable, quiet and unique.
Good space to visit with family and friends and everyone loves the Vault. Petersburg holds great childhood memories for me and it’s always great to return and reminisce. Five Hearts 💜�💜�💜�💜�💜�
We had a great time staying at The Bank! My kids had a blast sleeping on bunk beds in an old bank vault! The house is actually much bigger inside than what it looks like outside. We are glad we stayed there!!!
Wonderful stay at The Bank!
We really enjoyed our stay at the bank! Our boys loved sleeping in the vault. We were very comfortable and had everything we needed. I was thankful to find salt, lol. I always seem to forget it when shopping on vacation. The kids really enjoyed the selection of videos. They were all asking when we could come back before we even left. Petersburg is a neat little area, too.
5 miles from the Creation Museum.
16 miles from Perfect North Slopes.