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The River Cottage, Creation Museum/Ark Encounter

Family-friendly Petersburg vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

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Petersburg, KY, United States of America
  • What a sweet and charming home! Fully stocked with mostly everything you could need,…

    Jul 9, 2021

  • The River Cottage was a wonderful getaway for our party of eight! The beds were the most…

    Jul 17, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 11 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Limited parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • Ohio River - 3 min walk
  • Creation Museum - 5.6 mi / 9 km
  • Hollywood Casino - 13.1 mi / 21 km
  • World of Golf - 15.3 mi / 24.6 km
  • Florence Mall - 15.6 mi / 25.1 km
  • Perfect North Slopes - 15.6 mi / 25.1 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Futon

Bedroom 2

2 Queen Beds and 1 Twin Bed

Bedroom 3

1 King Bed and 1 Double Futon

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About this home

The River Cottage is a warm and cozy retreat 2 blocks from the Ohio river. It is beautifully decorated with a king canopy bed and a pull out for kids in one room and two queen beds in the other room along with a roll away bed and another pull out queen sofa in the main living area. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare meals. The back yard supports extra parking and even a boat. The boat ramp to the Ohio is two blocks away. The cottage is centrally located to downtown Cincinnati, the airport,
Hollywood casino, River downs, Coney Island, Rising Star casino, Lawrenceburg Speedway and much more!

The town is one of the older historical towns in Kentucky, and has the only community center in the county. There is a boat launch 2 blocks away on the Ohio river and room in the backyard to park it. Feel free to take the kiddo's to the playground. Take a quiet stroll and enjoy the scenery. There is one store/restaurant in town and details are available on arrival. The food is pretty good too!

There is no public transportation in town, or Uber. You're 5 miles from the Creation Museum, 2 blocks from the Ohio river boat ramp, about 1 hour to the Ark Encounter, 19 minutes to the airport, and 17 minutes to the Hollywood Casino. Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun Indiana is 35 minutes away, Belltarra casino is an hour. Perfect North Slopes is 25 minutes.

The laundry is in the basement, feel free to use it. We have soap and dryer sheets for your convenience. Be careful going down the steps, there is a hand rail but none the last two steps past the landing. Elderly people may want to take extra precaution. Feel free to cook, there's pots and a frying pan along with all the standard utensils, along with casseroles. You are responsible for all clean up, including dishes. We supply a coffee maker, toaster and microwave. Feel free to use anything in the house.

Additional rules

- Quiet time, 10:30. We prefer you not wear shoes in the house.

- Smoking outside only please

- People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.

- Keep the property and all furnishings in good order and only use appliances for their intended uses.

- Parking is limited to 2 vehicle(s) in the front of the house. Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on the street or grass is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. You may park additional vehicles in the back of the house by going through the easement behind the house. We'll show you where that is if need be.

- Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. Linens and bath towels are included in the unit and daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the units.

- Fireplace: The fireplace is non functional and is not to used. It serves as decoration only.

- The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged damages.

- No refunds will be given for storms. (The roads can be curvy and steep but are well

maintained by the state and county. We do not refund due to road conditions.)
- The home is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

What’s around


  • Ohio River - 3 min walk
  • Creation Museum - 5.6 mi / 9 km
  • Hollywood Casino - 13.1 mi / 21 km
  • World of Golf - 15.3 mi / 24.6 km
  • Florence Mall - 15.6 mi / 25.1 km
  • Perfect North Slopes - 15.6 mi / 25.1 km
  • Anderson Ferry Terminal - 15.6 mi / 25.1 km
  • Florence Antique Mall - 16 mi / 25.8 km
  • Thomas More College - 18.8 mi / 30.2 km
  • Ludlow Stadium - 19.7 mi / 31.8 km
  • Big Bone Lick State Park - 19.8 mi / 31.9 km

Getting around

  • Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Int'l Airport (CVG) - 19 min drive
  • Cincinnati, OH (LUK-Cincinnati Municipal - Lunken Field) - 39 min drive
  • Hamilton, OH (HAO-Butler County Regional) - 45 min drive
  • Cincinnati Union Terminal - 33 min drive
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Petersburg, KY, United States of America

The manager


Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1034 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 2 queen beds and 1 twin/single bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 king bed and 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Other sleeping area one - 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Paper towels

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Arcade/game room
  • Table tennis table
  • Foosball table
  • Books
  • Games
  • Children's games


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private yard

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Stair gate

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 11
  • Minimum check-in age: 21

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Also known as

  • River Cottage Creation Museum/ark Encounter House Petersburg
  • River Cottage Creation Museum/ark Encounter
  • The River Cottage Creation Museum/ark Encounter
  • River Cottage Creation Museum/ark Encounter House Petersburg
  • River Cottage Creation Museum/ark Encounter House
  • River Cottage Creation Museum/ark Encounter Petersburg
  • The River Cottage, Creation Museum/ark Encounter Petersburg
  • The River Cottage, Creation Museum/ark Encounter Petersburg


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Noah's Cafe (5.7 mi).
  • The River Cottage, Creation Museum/Ark Encounter has an arcade and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Loved the beds and the cozy cottage! Great location!

    Barbara F., Other trip, Jul 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice Experience

    This was our first time renting a vacation home. This house was very nice and made our stay in the local area much nicer than staying at a hotel. The cleanliness could have been slightly better. We are a tall family, so we tend to look up. There were areas that needed some extra attention. Overall the house was great and the grandkids thought the small town was neat.

    JENNIFER G., Other trip, Apr 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place to get away. Wonderful people and great little setting.

    Was one of the best weekends I've had in a long time . Would recommend this glorious cottage to anyone looking for a place to get away from it all.

    Shannon H., Other trip, May 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    GEM of a place

    Clean house, great location to Creation Museum. Perfect for what my family and I needed!

    Gina M., Other trip, Aug 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    We rented the property to be centrally located to the ark and creation museum. It was perfect. We enjoyed our stay and we visited Big Bone Lick state park as well. It was a quiet town and we had lots of fun exploring. Ann was great with her suggestions and the cottage was well stocked and comfortable. It was awesome to have a home away from home.

    Amanda L., Other trip, Oct 26, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice place to stay!

    This little house was just perfect for 6 of us gals. The kitchen table was perfect for playing cards, and the location was just perfect for visiting the Creation Museum. Thanks!

    Ruthann M., Other trip, Oct 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    First Family Vacation!

    The cottage was perfect for our Family of 6! It was cozy and super accomadating! It was so comfortable that we spent 2 days just staying in, watching movies and playing games!

    Kimberly T., Other trip, Nov 26, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stay at the River House

    Anne, Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us. It was a blessing to get to stay there. Thanks again, Angela

    Angela C., Other trip, May 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Cute house, good proximity to museums

    We had a great time. This house was a good location for visiting the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. The house was just as it was pictured and clean. Thank you for a great stay!

    Melinda B., Other trip, Apr 4, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Good Value For the Price

    Pros: VERY clean upon arrival. Beds very comfortable. Looks nice on the inside. Quick drive to Perfect North. Quick communications with owner. Cons: Unlevel floors give you a sense of vertigo. The floors also make the entire rooms shake/rattle whenever you walk. Shower doesn't drain. NO privacy given immediateproximity to neighbor Mountain Man Fred. Listing has pictures of an outdoor game room, but in reality it is a shared garage several blocks away.

    Tom B., Other trip, Mar 5, 2021

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