Pettigru Place Bed and Breakfast is nestled in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina surrounded by the gracious homes of the Pettigru Historic District. This perfect romantic getaway features beautifully appointed common rooms, six luxurious guest rooms, and a wonderful English garden providing superb Greenville lodging in the northwest corner of Upstate South Carolina. The Innkeeper will greet you with a smile and soon have you tucked away in your room relaxing while enjoying a glass of wine and cheese board. Take a short stroll down to the charming Main Street with over 50 restaurants, 6 live performance venues, museums, shops, and a beautiful downtown park with a waterfall. If you are looking for outdoor adventure, Greenville is the doorway to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Upstate area of South Carolina includes some of the most beautiful areas of the state for rest and recreation including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, and cycling.
5 on July 27, 2014
We recently stayed at PP for several nights and were delighted to have done so. Lori is an exemplary host - she describes herself as an "enthusiast," a handle that's easily empirically verifiable. As you'd expect of a professional innkeeper, she's a mine of information on the property, the neighborhood, the town - the very nice little town of Greenville, with its splendid river park and county art museum - local doings, restaurants, etc. Most accommodating arrangements: when would you like breakfast? When the wine and cheese? Water in the fridge. Ice upstairs, along with commercial Keurig brewer, 24/7 (with freshly baked cookies), little nibbles in the rooms. And on and on. The rooms are uniformly spectacular, beautifully appointed, with comfortable mattresses and pillows, many with places to sit and/or set up your laptop (yes, Wifi). Impeccably clean bathrooms, overhead showers, bathrobes, thick, thick towels, lovely soaps, etc., simply perfect. And then the breakfasts: "gourmet" is tossed around fairly cheaply in the B&B world. PP takes the phrase seriously and then simply goes over the top; yes, the breakfasts are sufficiently ample to satisfy a Fred Flintstone. But souffles? Tomato pies? Artisanal breakfast meats? Fresh fruit and freshly squeezed juices daily. The only breakfast downside - and this is easily addressable - was PP's coffee, which was weak to the point of insipidity: we found ourselves sneaking upstairs for Keurig shots to add to the morning brew. And there was a single curious note: we arrived early and were greeted by a friendly, chatty staffer who announced "you're rooms are ready, but I'm not ready for you." We kind of understood, but at the same time would like to have unloaded the car and maybe decompressed in the parlor after a long drive. Our interlocutor seemed to have the "service" equation backwards.) But we have no reservation about PP or recommending it wholeheartedly to any and all, and we hope to return. PP is tops.
It's always nice to be compared to Mary Poppins! Although, our singing would probably be detrimental to the comfort of our guests. Thank you for the kind words, we love that you were pleased with our bed and breakfast as well as our lovely city. The staff is instructed to not allow check ins if the whole house isn't ready, but we certainly don't ever want our guests to feel put out. I am sorry. When you come again tell me about your dark coffee preference and I will make sure we take care of it. Thank you for staying with us, we look forward to your next visit.
5 on July 17, 2014
Such a lovely and inviting place. Greeted with wine and cheese! The most amazing banana pudding waffles for breakfast. Rivaled any fancy restaurant around. Well worth the price.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, but it almost feels like cheating. Who could say anything bad after having our banana pudding French toast with caramel sauce and thick cut bacon? If you would like a copy of the recipe, just send us an email. We look forward to impressing you with something equally delicious on our next visit .
5 on June 14, 2012
Walk downtown, sleep perfectly, delicious breakfast, top service, spotless clean, fun gardens!
5 on March 23, 2009
For the most amazing stay in Greenville's Historic District, you must stay here. You are made so welcome it feels like you are visiting family. Lori & Jeanette run a first class B & B. The cookies are totally addicting!! (They leave a cookie jar outside your door. Mistake for dieters!!) The meals are 5 star quality. You really don't need lunch if you eat a late breakfast. A small snack and a few cookies did us until dinner. Dinner....yeah, there's an amazing array of fine restaurants in Greenville, and Pettigru Place is literally 5 blocks from Downtown. We walked everywhere. Anyway, if you want a really fun, relaxing, delicious, and comfortable stay in a great city with tons to offer, YOU MUST STAY HERE!!!
5 on February 22, 2009
We have been traveling to Greenville for 4 years to visit our children at college. We have stayed at the best hotels and decided to try this for a change. We will never go anywhere else! The service is amazing the the food is outstanding. My husband is a gourmet cook and was truly impressed at the breakfast!
5 on December 30, 2007
My husband and I enjoy staying at B&Bs and will often get away just for the weekend so, over the years, we've see the good, bad, and the ugly. Lori's Pettigru Place is so far above good, I am straining for the words to give the potential guest an accurate picture. Her hospitality, the little touches in the rooms, extra special (wine and cheese in the late afternoon) services, amenities--and the fantastic gourmet breakfast. I would have to rank this B&B above any others we have enjoyed--and certainly for the price! We will DEFINITELY return.
5 on September 22, 2007
What a neat place to celebrate my Birthday! The rooms were beautiful, clean, and Laurie, our host, was very accommodating and gracious. The breakfast was delicious!!!!We would certainly return again.
5 on July 05, 2007
This is a lovely appointed B&B. The staff is very friendly and hospitable. Their goal is to pamper you. I have never been so well rested in my life. The stay was relaxing and enjoyable. Breakfast was excellent. I will go stay as often as possible.
The Swan's Gate is a completely renovated large corner room. This romantic retreat boasts a California king size bed with custom handmade linens, flat screen TV, electric fireplace, and sitting area in the spacious bedroom. The luxurious bathroom features a large two-person Jacuzzi tub and a separate cultured marble shower.
Nightly Rate: $195 - $235
This is our most talked about room and perhaps, the most unique. Its Out of Africa decor in warm caramel and earth tones features a beautiful mahogany faux fireplace, a queen size iron bed, and comfortable leather recliner. The newly renovated bathroom features a rainforest shower and is like stepping into your own spa retreat. The 1-foot wide shower head extends down from the ceiling to give you an exhilarating rainfall massage while you shower!
Nightly Rate: $165 - $185
Fully remodeled bathroom! This bright and airy corner room is newly redecorated in blue and white and the bathroom was just renovated from top to bottom. The chic queen bedding is an elegant statement on the rich, mahogany poster bed and the wing back chairs invite you to enjoy the paper and a cup of coffee. The brand new bathroom features an antique claw foot tub, separate walk in shower, and beautiful custom tile throughout.
Nightly Rate: $165 - $185
Newly redecorated, this cozy cottage room is decorated in reds and golds. A beautiful quilt covers the queen bed, a corner desk is the perfect spot for your laptop, and the bright garden bathroom features a tub and shower.
Nightly Rate: $135 - $155
The Green Rabbit is one of two brand new rooms! Completely redesigned and renovated, this room features soft greens and a few curious rabbits in the artwork as an homage to Greenville's Swamp Rabbit Trail. The California king wrought iron bed features all new custom made bedding and the room itself boasts a sitting area, wood burning fireplace, desk, and flat screen TV. The luxurious fully renovated bathroom features an air jetted tub, a separate custom tiled shower, and plenty of gorgeous sunlight to invite you to relax in style. And the room is completed by the gorgeous private porch.
Nightly Rate: $195 - $235
The Plum Blossom is one of two brand new rooms! Completely redesigned and renovated, this queen room features a chic black and white color palette with pops of red and warm gold. The antique bed features all new custom made bedding and the room itself boasts a comfy chair, desk, and flat screen TV. The luxurious fully renovated bathroom features a cast iron claw foot tub, a separate custom tiled shower, and plenty of gorgeous sunlight to invite you to relax in style. To top it all off, there is also a private porch with arm chairs and a swinging bench with gorgeous views of the front garden.
Nightly Rate: $165 - $185
1 Block from the BiLo Center, Walk to Main Street, Walk to Zoo and Cleveland Park, Walking distance to Peace Center, Walking distance to over 50 restaurants, City, Downtown
Greenville, SC (GSP-Greenville Spartanburg) 11 miles
Once downtown via I-385, turn left at first light (Williams St.). At first stop sign, turn left on Pettigru St. We're second house on the right. Parking in rear of house via alleyway.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 1 hour to Biltmore in Asheville, Walk to 6 live theaters, Clemson University, Mountain hiking trails, Furman University, Bob Jones University, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn
Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Private entrance, Telephone
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle riding trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Lori enjoys tending her English Gardens and trying out new breakfast recipes. She collects antique perfume bottles and enjoys reading.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Low Carb
English muffins with Canadian Bacon and fresh tomatoes marinated in rice wine vinegar, herbes de Provence and Norwegian Piffi; top with a poached egg and a dijon cream sauce for an indulgent breakfast treat.