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Brightwood Inn

2407 N. Il rt. 178 , Oglesby, IL 61348 USA (Show map)
4.4
176 Reviews
$135 - $255
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

Door County

On the second floor. Queen size cannon ball bed, shower and pedestal sink. Large windows with a view down the lane. Fireplace on in season only

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135-$135

Mallory Square

On the second floor. Queen size bed with panel headboard, private balcony, oversize hot tub, seperate shower and large bay window Fireplace on in season only

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$210$210

Sequoia

On the second floor. Queen size sleigh bed, combination 2 person whirlpool and shower, large windows with spectacular view of the park meadows at sunset. Fireplace on in season only

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $180-$180

Mackinac

On the second floor. King size bed. Double pull out sofa bed. Combination two person whirlpool and shower. Large windows with a western view of the park and wildlife. Fireplace on in season only

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Tortola

On the second floor. Queen size canopy bed, oversize hot tub in the room near a large bay window with a view of the woods. Two person shower in bath. Fireplace on in season only

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Vieux Carre

On the first floor. Private balcony, oversize hot tub, seperate shower and a large bay window. Wheel chair accessible big room Fireplace on in season only

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.3

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176 Reviews

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June 2014

4.0 on July 01, 2014

We enjoyed the two days we spent at Brightwood. The operators provided good information about the surrounding area and provided us with good suggestions for dinner.


I would come back

4.6 on June 26, 2014

Updated rooms are clean and spacious. Good size room for the price. I would definitely come back!


Wonderful View

3.8 on June 25, 2014

The room had a wonderful view. Everything was wonderful except that the breaker for the hot water heater that served the whirlpool broke making whirlpool water cold.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. Every person who checks into the Brightwood Inn gets my personal cell phone number. I urge everyone very sincerely to call if they need anything at all. I live on the property and can be here in one minute when needed. If I had gotten a call about the water not being hot I would have gladly come over and checked the circuit breaker. It was not broken, but tripped. I could have reset it and hot water would have been available in 20 minutes. Unfortunately no one called me. I hope you will come again. We loved having you! Sincerely, Sharon


An amazing engagement surprise.

4.2 on June 18, 2014

I brought my now fiancé here when she was merely my girlfriend - I surprised her with the Vieux Carre room during a two-day trip to Starved Rock and when she saw it, she couldn't stop covering her mouth. The room was so big and comfortable, and it had a Jacuzzi, private porch and a prairie in the back yard. The staff was kind enough to put a vase of tulips in the room at my request. And the coupe de grace: terrycloth robes. We had an amazing time and in the morning after the breakfast, which was ok, but not as good as I would have expected for the price, we had our free wine tasting at the nearby winery that was complementary with our stay. Overall, an exceptional experience!


Comfortable and beautiful inn in a country setting

3.4 on June 11, 2014

Beautiful setting and inn. Loved having an iron and ironing board available, and it was perfect being offered a water bottle and filtered water for the day's activities. Supplies in the public rest rooms on the main floor were not refilled during our stay. I needed to ask for both toilet tissue and paper towels. Hand soap was very low in our room.


Romantic Room with a Nice View

4.8 on May 14, 2014

We arrived in the late afternoon and were warmly greeted. The room was spotless with a very nice view of the nearby woods, a shower in the bath, two terry cloth robes in the closet, and a large spa tub in the corner of the room, Everything was perfect with the single exception that the knobs on the tub were loose making the water temperature hard to adjust. Breakfast was perfect with a choice of eggs or French toast. I plan to return next year.


Charming

4.6 on April 18, 2014

The first bed and breakfast my wife and I have been to. We thought everything was great. was a really nice place to get away for the weekend to. Service was great.


Lovely Weekend Get Away

4.0 on April 16, 2014

I needed a break from the city and regular routine, and I have wanted to visit starved rock for the last 6 + years as a native Californian I have been missing hiking most! I decided my boyfriend and I were never going to go unless i arranged it all and paid for it! So i looked around a bit I wanted to stay at the Lodge at the State Park, but the rooms available you had to book for at least 2 nights. I found the Brightwood Inn and having worked in a BnB in Carmel-by-the-sea I know high quality Bed and Breakfasts. I was pleasantly surprised by how quiet, sweet, and lovely the Brightwood Inn is. We stayed in the Door County Room as it was the last available room at the Inn, and I was very happy with the size, comfort, and cleanliness of the room. The attention to detail is nice, and seriously out in the middle of nowhere quiet takes some getting used to, but was awesome to have! We brought a lap top to watch movies and netflix on so the Tv being in the armoire to the left didn't bother us at all. The small attention to detail with soft towels and even lip balm in the bathroom makes it all the more worth it! Our room had a fireplace which would be nice in the winter. The breakfast though was the biggest and best surprise of all! We ate on the back porch which was just lovely! I have stayed at a fair amount of places but I have never had them make breakfast from scratch. They had two options whole wheat pancakes and an egg hash that had onions, mushrooms, and came with bacon on the side. Both dishes came with bacon or sausage on the side. They also had a whole spread with bundt cake, fruit salad, granola, yogurt, bananas, and more! For the price I paid and the convenience to the State Parks we will def be back to the Brightwood!


Excellent B&B

4.4 on March 19, 2014

Excellent room with lots of space and a big bathroom. The common areas are well maintained and and provide plenty of amenities. Perfect for me!


Great getaway

3.8 on February 19, 2014

Very nice place for a weekend getaway. Room was very clean and bright. Staff was friendly. That sent up treats to the rooms, since we stayed over on Valentine's. Saturday night they had hourderves and wine in the common room for everyone. Would have preferred a simple egg and bacon breakfast, rather than the fancy crepes or creme brulee french toast, but that's a personal preference. Also, had to eat breakfast, without coffee, since there didn't seem to be enough made for all the guests that they had. They did make more, but, breakfast without coffee is a bit disappointing. Overall, a very nice place to stay.


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Location

Location Type

Countryside

Airport

Chicago, IL (CHI-All Airports) 90 miles

Directions to property:

O'Hare - I294 south to I55 south to I80 west to IL 178 south. Midway - I55 south to I80 west to IL 178 south.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Farm

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Videos , Feather Bed, Microwave on site, Guest Fridge on site

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 - 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: adults come here for a quiet getaway
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Small, well-behaved pets allowed in Vieux Carre for $25.00

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: during high season and holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of first night or one night for multiple days
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made at least 7 days in advance will be fully refunded. For cancellations less than 7 days in advance, your deposit will be forfeited. If we are able to book your room in the remaining time, we will provide a full refund. All cancellations are subject to a $15.00 bookkeeping fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

John and Jo Ryan

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Gardening, entertaining guests, cooking, hiking and biking.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full hot

  • Time Served: 8:30am to 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free, Lactose intolerant


Signature Dish

Biscuits and Gravy
Made from scratch bicuits and gravy. We've been told they're the best they've ever had!


Details

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2407 N. Il rt. 178 , Oglesby, IL 61348 USA (Show map)

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