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.
5 on November 11, 2015
Lovely, spacious rooms in peaceful rural setting. Yet, nothing is far away, state parks, hiking trails, boating, tons of history nearby, and just cruising along the country lanes is a delight. The Inn is meticulously clean, the inn-keepers friendly and helpful, the breakfasts delicious.
4.8 on October 24, 2015
Beautiful B&B surrounded by quiet, wide open spaces. Large, comfortable room, friendly hosts, delicious breakfast. We will definitely come back.
5 on October 11, 2015
We make a trip to Starved Rock every fall and this by far was the best. We stay at a different location each time. However, we will no longer be trying different places. We will definitely be staying at Brightwood Inn. The entire experience was wonderful. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The room was exactly as described in the pictures but even better. The place was immaculate and every detail was thought of.
5 on October 08, 2015
I've visited Brightwood twice now - once with a friend on a writer's retreat and once for an anniversary getaway with my husband - and my only complaint is that I couldn't stay longer. It's really a lovely time-suspended getaway spot, surrounded by beauty and elegance, both in the B&B and the nature around it. Highly Recommend!
4.4 on September 27, 2015
Our stay was fantastic! The owners were super friendly and the atmosphere very cozy! It was a nice short drive to starved rock, very convenient. Highly recommended.
4.4 on September 14, 2015
The only surprise here was how perfect Brighten Inn is. Our hosts were welcoming, the rules are clear, the facility is beautiful - spacious, warm and inviting. Breakfast was superb. We were only sorry that we couldn't stay another day.
4.8 on August 30, 2015
Our first stay in a bed and breakfast to celebrate our anniversary, and what a delight it was! We were given recommendations for local restaurants, and all our questions and concerns were more than adequately addressed. Our room had a lovely patio with a view of the sunset. We will absolutely stay here again.
4.0 on August 21, 2015
We were scheduled to stay in the Mallory Square Room but since there was no one who booked the Aspen Suite during our two night stay, the owners upgraded us at no charge. We loved the Aspen Suite it had more than enough room for the two of us. Private Balcony was nice. The owners Sharon & Kevin were wonderful. Very helpful, sweet. Wonderful breakfast included as well. Very Clean! Loved the features of this property; water available, soft drinks available, fridge, cookies, games, DVD's etc. There are only three things that I would add/change to this Inn (but it wouldn't stop me from going back) is a swimming pool, more comfy couch in Aspen Room & the Wi-Fi in the Aspen Suite did not work very well. I know why do you want Wi-Fi when your staying at a beautiful Inn? The answer is so you can find things to do in the area since some items we have planned prior to our drive out did not pan out. If you go to this area a restaurant that is a must is: Casa Mia in Naplate (Ottawa). Their Filet Mignon amongst everything else was perfect. We live in Chicago, so we have great steaks, but this was one of the best steaks I've ever had.
4.6 on August 20, 2015
our first experience with a B & B. It was awesome. Great place, great setting , beautiful grounds, great updated rooms, and great food!! We will definitely be back!
5 on June 05, 2015
Everything was great! Felt very home-y, the room was nice and spacious with a jacuzzi and balcony. The staff was very friendly and hospitable. Would stay again!
Queen size cannon ball bed, private bath with shower and pedestal sink. Large windows with a view down the lane. Second Floor
Queen size sleigh bed, private bath combination whirlpool tub and shower, large windows with spectacular view of the park meadows at sunset. Second Floor
Queen size bed with panel headboard, private balcony, private bath with oversize whirlpool tub, separate shower and a large bay window with northern view of park. Second Floor
Two queen beds side by side, shower/no tub, large flat screen TV, writing desk, 2 comfy chairs. Large room with a beautiful view. First floor
King size bed, private balcony, northern view of park. Large 2 person hot tub with seperate shower. Very large room and bath. First Floor
Queen size canopy bed. 2 person hot tub in bay window with a southern view of the park. seperate shower in bathroom. Second Floor
King bed, western and southern view of the park. Combination hot tub and shower. Pull out double couch. Second Floor
Queen size pencil post bed, private bath with shower and pedestal sink. Large bay windows with a view down the lane. Second Floor
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, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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!