Pettigru Place Bed & Breakfast

302 Pettigru Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Innkeeper(s): Lori Donaldson
  • Introduction

    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. Voted Greenville's Favorite Bed and Breakfast and listed on the National Register of Historical Places, this perfect romantic getaway features beautifully appointed common rooms, six luxurious guest rooms with free wireless internet, 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. Relax outside in the Adirondack chairs or take a turn on the swinging bench and enjoy the flowers blooming in the English garden.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Lori Donaldson for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most of our travelers are here to explore Greenville, either as a getaway vacation or with the possibility of relocating to the area. With a thriving Main Street, downtown is full of restaurants, shopping, museums, and galleries. And the cultural scene is a full spectrum of theaters, musical performances, and art festivals. Our proximity to downtown also makes us convenient for business travelers as well.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are a downtown bed and breakfast that includes both the charm of a historic home and the warmth of Southern hospitality.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Greenville is the cultural center of our state and boasts a thriving art community, an impressive array of culinary destinations, and is at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains for those seeking an outdoor adventure.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Guests often tell us we are the total package – with comfortable beds, beautifully decorated rooms, delicious breakfasts, and a garden that makes everyone want to spend more time in their own yard; we are a true gem and a special place to call your home away from home while in Greenville.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    With well over 60 restaurants within a two- mile strip of Main Street, Greenville is truly a dining destination and boasts restaurants and chefs with much national acclaim.  And even more exciting for us is that the vast majority of these restaurants is independently owned and has the variety to satisfy just about any taste.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Our first stop would be beautiful Falls Park in the heart of downtown. This terraced park features a cantilevered suspension bridge overlooking the Reedy River Falls. We would make sure to catch at least one show at either the Peace Center or one of our smaller independent theaters like Centre Stage or Greenville Little Theatre. Dinner out could be anything from tapas one night to Southern classics the next to seafood or steaks. Most months include opportunities for free outdoor concerts or maybe a minor league baseball game at Fluor Field. And perhaps a day at the Art Museum or Upcountry History Museum, maybe some shopping at various antique stores, or if you’re feeling adventurous, grab a bike to rent and head out on the 27 miles of trails in and around downtown.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Just about everything you could think of is within 2 miles of our inn. We have well over 60 restaurants, 6 performing arts venues, various museums, art galleries, shops, a baseball stadium, several parks, and our local zoo. Our business travelers also find us convenient for meetings and conventions while in town.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    With so many choices, this is perhaps our most difficult question but some of our go to favorites include Soby’s for new Southern classics, Larkin’s on the River for a delicious steak, Smoke on the Water for barbeque, Barley’s for the best pizza and beer, and American Grocery Restaurant for a true fine dining experience.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Our area Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau includes great information on what to do in the area as well as a thorough calendar of events so you can plan your stay.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 6 guest rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets, but the Red Horse Inn in Landrum does.

  • Breakfast

    Each morning, wake to the enticing aroma of a full gourmet breakfast such as Apple Pie Belgian Waffles (topped with vanilla ice cream!) served with crispy bacon or Strawberry Banana Crepes followed by a Ham and Zucchini Frittata topped with lightly toasted cheddar cheese. We promise you won't leave hungry!

  • Amenities

    Everything we do is designed to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Our amenities set us apart from your typical hotel accommodations. Each guest room is uniquely decorated and designed with your comfort in mind complete with all the extras to pamper you during your visit.

    From the charming 1929 GE refrigerator fully stocked with sodas and bottled water to the coffee and tea bar complete with our bottomless cookie jar, it is the little extras will make you feel like this is your home away from home.

    Luxury Amenities Included with Room Rate

    • Wine
    • Cheese
    • Fresh grapes served each afternoon in your room or in the garden
    • Gourmet breakfast served each morning
    • Wireless internet access throughout the entire house and gardens
    • Guest refrigerator stocked with sodas and bottled water
    • Coffee and tea bar to make a hot cup even before breakfast is served
    • Bottomless cookie jar with homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
    • Free parking in our lot behind the house
    • Flexible check in and check out time
    • Convenient ironing board and iron
    • Chocolate candy dish in each room
    • Complimentary To Go breakfast bag if you're traveling before breakfast is served
    • Cable TV
    • Hair dryers in each room
  • Guest Comments

    From the beautifully appointed rooms (loved the Giraffe room), to the fresh cut flowers and yummy cookies – loved it all. Southern hospitality at its best!

    Been to 30 countries and 47 US states – and this is the best yet – From Iceland to the Greek Isles.

    This was a wonderful respite. We enjoyed the moments in your garden, the food was delicious, and your hospitality is warm and gracious. Thank you!

    Your B&B is truly one of our favorites! The attention to detail, quality, comfort, and overall feel are welcoming assets. Thanks for the delicious breakfasts, friendly faces, and a super room. We loved staying in the Carolinian. Again our sincere thanks!

    Every day a new delectable breakfast awaited us, proving breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Your hospitality is warm and charming! Thank you!

  • Business Travelers

    For those traveling on business, Pettigru Place offers a delightful change from the ordinary hotel. We provide a warm, yet safe and secure home away from home. We understand the needs of business travelers and provide convenient online booking with email confirmation and flexible cancellations, check-ins, and check-outs. Our corporate rates are available Sunday through Thursday nights. Please call for rates.

    Guest Room Features

    • Private Baths with Hair Dryers
    • Free High Speed Wireless Internet Service
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Desks
    • Comfortable Queen and King Beds
    • Luxurious Bath Robes
    • Cable TV

    Other Amenities

    • Off street Private Parking
    • Flexible Check In and Check Out Times
    • Flexible Cancellations
    • Convenient Online Booking
    • All major credit cards accepted (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)
    • Walking distance to Main Street with 60 different restaurants
    • Nearby Kroc Center (1 mile) provides $6 day passes to access fitness center, gym, and swimming pool
    • Concierge service including restaurant reservations, theater tickets, and dry cleaning
    • Complimentary wine, cheese, and fruit each afternoon
    • Flexible breakfast times including "breakfast to go" and private tables for breakfast meetings
    • Facilities available for business meetings
    • Weekend luggage storage available for extended weekly stays
    • Ironing board and iron
    • And of course, the bottomless cookie jar and well-stocked beverage center

    And let us not forget the most important reason corporate guests continue to choose us - the fabulous breakfast! We serve breakfast starting as early at 7:00 am, but the coffee maker upstairs can be started as early as you wish. If you don't feel like eating alone, please feel free to invite a guest for breakfast. And for those early morning meetings or early flights, we offer a "breakfast to go" including fresh fruit, yogurt, granola bar, homemade muffin or bread, and bottled water.

  • Area Attractions

    Things to Do Around Here

    In Greenville, we are very proud of our award-winning Main Street and the surrounding downtown area as the cultural, entertainment, and business center for the Upstate.

    This area is a thriving community boasting live performance venues, several museums, unique shopping destinations and art galleries well over 60 restaurants, and year round special events from outdoor concerts to festivals and plays. All of this is a short 15 minute walk from Pettigru Place, providing you with easy access to the best the Upstate has to offer!

    Main Street and Dining

    The inn is a short walk to the heart of Main Street to enjoy the charm of the turn of the century downtown area with its canopy of trees, shaded benches, and Falls Park on the Reedy River. Enjoy the endless entertainment, shopping, and dining downtown has to offer. With over 60 restaurants within 2 miles of the house, you are sure to find just what your taste buds are craving.

    Downtown offers everything from Refined Seasonal Cuisine and New South Favorites to Mediterranean Tapas and Local Brew Pubs to Persian, Mexican, and Thai!

    Once you arrive, you are welcome to browse our book of downtown restaurants and menus or call us and we'll make your reservations for you!


    Downtown is home to the Peace Center for Performing Arts, the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, and six other theaters and performance venues. Downtown also boasts minor league baseball at Fluor Field, several art and history museums, and free outdoor entertainment and festivals from the spring through the fall. The inn is also a short drive from Furman and Bob Jones Universities, as well as easy driving distance to Clemson University.

    For those looking to expand their activities outside Downtown, the surrounding areas feature more museums, shopping, recreational activities, and attractions. Use the categories in our drop down menu to see more information on all that Greenville has to offer. We hope our guide will provide some helpful information in planning your trip to Greenville and we look forward to welcoming you to Pettigru Place!

  • Directions

    We are located in the Upcountry of South Carolina, easily accessible from Interstates 385, 85 or 26. The Greenville - Spartanburg Airport is 15 minutes away.

    From Columbia

    Take I-26 West from Columbia to I-385 North toward Greenville. As you approach downtown Greenville, I-385 will become East North St, and within 2 blocks you will come to a stoplight (at the Bon Secours Arena). Turn left onto Williams St. Go one block to Pettigru St. Turn left. We are second house on the right, at 302 Pettigru St. Parking in the rear can be reached from either end of the block.

    From Charlotte

    Taking I-85 South from Charlotte, follow to I-385 North/Exit 51C toward Greenville. As you approach downtown Greenville, I-385 will become East North St, and within 2 blocks you will come to a stoplight (at the Bon Secours Arena). Turn left onto Williams St. Go one block to Pettigru St. Turn left. We are second house on the right, at 302 Pettigru St. Parking in the rear can be reached from either end of the block.

    From Atlanta

    Taking I-85 North from Atlanta, follow I-85 to Exit 42 for I-185/US 29N (Greenville). I-185 will become Mills Ave., then it will become Church St. After crossing the bridge in downtown Greenville, turn right at E. Washington St. Go one block and turn left onto Pettigru St. Go two blocks to 302 Pettigru St. We are on the right.

    From Asheville

    Taking US 25 South from Asheville, follow to US 276 S. US 276 will become Rutherford Rd. Take this until it dead-ends into Buncombe St. Turn left on Buncombe. It becomes W. North, then E. North. Turn right onto Williams St (at Bon Secours Arena). Go one block to Pettigru St. Turn left. We are the second house on the right, 302 Pettigru St.

    Approximate Driving Times

    • Asheville, NC: 1 hour
    • Atlanta, GA: 2.0 hours
    • Charleston, SC: 3.5 hours
    • Charlotte, NC: 1.5 hours
    • Columbia, SC: 1.5 hours

    Directions to Bob Jones University

    From the front of the house (Pettigru St.) or from the parking lot, turn right on Williams St. Cross over E. North St./I-385 and continue to next traffic light and take a right on Church St. Turn right on Wade Hampton Blvd. and continue for 1.5 miles. The campus entrance will be on your right.

    Directions to Furman University

    From the front of the house (Pettigru St.) or from the parking lot, turn right on Williams St. Turn left at the traffic light onto E. North St. Continue for 1 mile and turn right on US 276 N/Rutherford St. Follow for 7 miles and the campus entrance will be an exit ramp on your right. (The campus itself is on the left side of the road.