For a family like ours, with two little kids, this was a great place to stay. The Pettit House offers a three-room suite so the whole family can spread out, making it a place you could stay for several days without feeling cramped.
One room has a king-sized bed with TV; the second has a twin bed with a twin trundle, and access to the bathroom; the third room is a small kitchen. The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator-freezer, stove, oven and microwave. It was even stocked with coffee, juice, cereal, milk and a few simple snacks.
The proprietor couldn't be friendlier or more accommodating. Breakfast was brought up for us at the time we requested, to be eaten in the kitchenette. It was fresh and delicious.
Location is ideal -- about 10 minutes to Chattanooga's downtown scene, 5-10 minutes to tourist stops such as Rock City, Anna Ruby Falls and the Incline Railroad.
The bed was a little firm for my husband's liking but I found it was just fine for me. I sometimes find hotel sheets a little scratchy, but these were comfortably soft.
The owners provide a few DVDs, books and board games to keep guests entertained. Overall, it's a very homey feeling. The historic house (built in the 1890s) has an antique feel to it but has been fully updated so it's quite comfortable.
Things weren't perfect. The trash cans hadn't been emptied, so they were full of the previous guest's trash and we didn't have enough silverware in the kitchen to eat with, but these are small problems, and I have no doubt that if we'd mentioned them to the owner they would have been taken care of right away. Given the choice of this B&B versus having to all share one hotel room (or pay for adjoining rooms), I would stay here again in a second.