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Historic "General Store" Lodging, near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

Bedrooms 3
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

$230-$255 for lower level, $410-$435 for 2 levels. (See Deborah's Guesthouses)

This restored general store is a luxurious oasis. The sky-high ceiling, bronze detailing and brand new kitchen, dining, and living space is sure to help you relax and rejuvenate!

(Add the Upstairs, rates below**)

With 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, this home is perfect for 6-8 adults plus children, with its 2000 square foot downstairs apartment.

(Add the Upstairs Apartment, and comfortably fit 22-23 guests in 6 bedrooms with 4 full baths.)

It's like renting two whole houses, with an adjoining (lockable) door at the base of the stairs! Perfect for groups who want to share, but still have privacy.

(Upstairs remains unoccupied and locked, unless also rented by the downstairs guests.)

Rate: $255/night (main floor) Memorial weekend to Labor Day Sleeps 10-11 ($230/night off-season)

Rent the whole building for $435/night ($410/night during off-season) Sleeps 22-23. *Simply book the downstairs online, and include a note that you want the Upstairs as well. Or request a quote...)

Take a step into this once thriving General Store and be amazed by the original elevator that once brought goods from the basement storage up to the store level. Though not functioning anymore, this historic architectural element has been frozen in time during the latest remodel.

**Adding the Upstairs (rates)


$180/night + $95 cleaning fee + 12.36% tax

2 - $511.24

3 - $713.49

4 - $915.73

5 - $1,117.98

6 - $1,320.23

7 - $1,522.48

8 - $1,724.73


$170/night + $95 cleaning fee + 12.36% tax

2 - $488.77

3 - $679.78

4 - $870.79

5 - $1,061.80

6 - $1,252.81

7 - $1,443.83

8 - $1,634.84

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

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 thoughtful...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 general store...


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Petersburg

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Double over double bunk bed with twin trundle
  • Total: Two Queen sized Beds, Two Double Beds, One Twin Bed + One Pull-out Twin Bed, One Day Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • long term renters welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking


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Historic "General Store" Lodging, near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 108 reviews

It was clean and neat plenty of room for everyone it was very well done

  • 5 of 5

There was 17 of us we absolutely love the place it was just perfect we went to Creation Museum one day and then to the ark encounter it made it a very pleasant trip

  • Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful clean neat place! Everything we needed for our perfect north ski trip!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! Beds were comfy place was clean and perfect for our large group, !!!never ran out of hot water!!! would stay again in a heartbeat

Great host, snowed while we were there and drive was salted right away.

1st class!

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for Christmas with the family!

  • 5 of 5

A truly unique property! We rented both levels for our family group of 4 couples and a single adult to celebrate Christmas with family who live in the area. This property is perfect for a large group! It is large and spacious, clean and very comfortable. And very quiet! Also really nicely furnished. The beds were super comfortable and there were lots of side tables with reading lights. We appreciated the little Christmas trees because we needed a tree to put our presents under. Once we learned the area we realized we were pretty close to everything in Lawrenceburg including the movie theater and Kroger. And the two kitchens came in really handy when we were cooking the Christmas turkey with all the trimmings! Thanks for a great Christmas! We loved it!

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Thanksgiving vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the first floor of The General Store. Our group was 5 adults and 4 kids, including one baby that is still crawling. The property is very nice. The high ceilings make it feel so spacious. We could walk one block to the Ohio River and one block the opposite direction to a community center with a playground and a basketball court. The Petersburg Pantry is also within walking distance (or a very short drive). The Pantry has enough basic groceries to get by until you get to a larger store. The Pantry also has a restaurant that we visited for a takeout meal the first night. The house was surprisingly baby safe - not covered with breakable items near the floor. The kitchen had everything that we needed, and the washer and dryer allowed us to keep our laundry done. The Creation Museum is about 5 minutes away. The Ark Experience is probably a 40 minute drive, but an easy drive and a great experience. I would recommend this property or one of the other properties owned by DeborahsGuesthouses to anyone visiting this area. We saved money over staying in a hotel, and we had a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and great place for a group to stay! The house was clean and in great condition!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the open concept home for our large group. The rooms and bathrooms were perfect. We appreciated the nice, soft blankets. The kitchen was great. Deborah was very helpful with answering questions up to our visit! We will definitely use Deborah's guesthouse next time we come to see the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter!

  • Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely wonderful!!! Super clean, very well stocked with plenty of towels, washcloths, toilet tissue, etc. Plenty of dishes, silverware, cooking pots and pans, etc. We could not have asked for any better. Perfect location. We came with a group from our church, 17 of us, and we had plenty of room and were about 10 mins from the Creation Museum and 45 mins from the Ark Encounter. Thanks to the owner for allowing your property for rental and for making our visit so special.

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 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 Pantry
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Perfect North Slopes

5 miles from the Creation Museum.

16 miles from Perfect North Slopes.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Petersburg

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 25 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$158.75

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 12.36% is added.
Kentucky sales tax 6.00%
Kentucky transient room tax 1.06%
Northern Kentucky transient room tax 5.30%
Total 12.36%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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