Brightwood Inn is 4 minutes directly south of Starved Rock State Park. Newly constructed in 1996, and nestled on 14 acres of meadow within the confines of Matthiessen State Park, the Brightwood Inn was built to resemble a vintage farmhouse complete with a verandah and rocking chairs. The Brightwood Inn will provide you with a peaceful and luxurious stay amid the beauty of nature. In the morning the dining room serves a full hot complimentary breakfast to our inn guests. Being "Farm to Fork" the meals feature fresh organic herbs and vegetables from our gardens when in season.
4.8 on November 17, 2014
Will try very hard to get back sometime soon! We absolutely loved the inn and the hosts! So comfortable...almost like being at home. The stay was just perfect! Loved the food, too. Was excellent.
4.8 on November 11, 2014
Great place helpful staff and good value. Enjoyed the fire place in each room.
5 on November 05, 2014
A very welcoming place to just relax and unwind. This was our first experience with a B&B and we weren't disappointed. Very comfortable bed and nice size room with shower and great views of the beautiful grounds. They cook up a great breakfast that truly sets you up for exploring Matthiesen Park. We Just left, and we're already trying to figure out when we can come back!
5 on October 22, 2014
We had a wonderful time at the Brightwood Inn. Although we were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary we are not a young couple and this was a great place to visit and to enjoy each other. We stayed in the Mallory Square room which is a very bright, colorful room with a fireplace and large Queen size bed. We would definitely return to this B&B! Very close to Starved Rock but since this was "Fall Color" weekend Starved Rock was so crowded we enjoyed Mathiessen State Park which is even closer to the Brightwood Inn. Take some time, get away from it all and enjoy the Brightwood B&B!
5 on October 22, 2014
We loved the fact that the Inn was a little of the road and VERY Quiet. The rooms were huge!
5 on October 22, 2014
Always a pleasure to stay at Brightwood. The setting is marvelous, the innkeepers accommodating, the beds luxurious.
4.6 on October 19, 2014
Excellent breakfast; spacious, immaculate and beautifully decorated room, wonderful location, great restaurant recommendations, warm and inviting environment. Will stay there again when visiting the area.
4.2 on October 19, 2014
Stayed in the Turkey Run room - loved it! Clean, cozy & comfortable - spacious beyond what we expected. Breakfast was delicious & the hospitality was wonderful!
4.8 on September 24, 2014
The owners are very accommodating, even when I said I was Vegan, which put a crimp in what they could serve me for breakfast. The Inn is newer, well maintained,, and comfortable. The ground are nice to walk around and, of course, Matthiessen Park is right next door, which is where the Wine Festival we attended was, so very convenient. We also enjoyed the hiking at Matthiessen Park - and Starved Rock is a short drive down the road, where we ate dinner, again convenient to visit there and hike there if desired. It was a very nice place to stay.
4.4 on September 24, 2014
Better than I could've imagined! I would definitely go back there. Sharon was so welcoming upon our arrival and friendly throughout our stay. Thank you!
QUEEN BED, Queen size cannon ball bed, private bath with shower and pedestal sink. Large windows with a view down the lane.
Queen size sleigh bed, private bath combination whirlpool tub and shower, large windows with spectacular view of the park meadows at sunset
Queen size bed with panel headboard, private balcony, private bath with oversize whirlpool tub, separate shower and a large bay window.
Chicago, IL (CHI-All Airports) 90 miles
Utica exit (IL Rt 178) off of I-80, 6 miles south on right side of road just past second exit to Matthiessen State Park.
Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Starved Rock State Park, I&M Canal Natl. Heritage Corridor, Cross country skiing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Farm
Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Videos , Feather Bed, Microwave on site, Guest Fridge on site
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Skydiving, Geocaching, Progressive dinner, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free, Lactose intolerant
Biscuits and Gravy
Made from scratch bicuits and gravy. We've been told they're the best they've ever had!
This Friday and Saturday November 21st and 22nd Room with no hot tub $90. 2 person hot tub rooms $100 and oversize hot tub rooms $125. New reservations only. 2 people per room no pets. Extra persons added charge. 11% Tax not included. This special may not be used in conjunction with any other special, voucher, gift certificate etc.