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Brightwood Inn

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2407 North Illinois State Route 178, Oglesby, IL 61348
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I choose the Brightwood Inn for our anniversary weekend and it was a very nice and romantic stay. Breakfast was great each morning and the atmosphere was very relaxing. The weather was nice until Sunday, to which it started raining, but their large front porch offered us a nice area to sit and relax regardless of the weather. We had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The inn is super comfortable. Nice large rooms with excellent appointments. The staff is super nice and accommodating. It's very close to the park and I quite simply won't stay any where else in the area.

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Dover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We spent two nights in the Door County Room located upstairs facing the front of the Inn. It was large, clean and bright. The bathroom sink area was separate from the commode and shower area which worked nicely for us. The room has a gas fireplace and the Wifi worked well. The room was relatively quiet except for the sound... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A nice property, enjoyed our room. Breakfast one of the best we ever had at a B&B. Upon one issue, we expressed concern about it, but we received what nearly felt like a lecture from one of the owners about recent expenses put into their property maintenance. Too much information on our vacation and we just desired a solution, not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Brightwood Inn was built as a B & B and it shows. The bedrooms are all large as are the bathrooms. Each room has a gas fireplace.There are several common areas, all comfortable and supplied with drinks (non-alcoholic), games, books and music. Cookies are usually available. Though breakfast is only served for an hour, the sweets and savories were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Me and my wife's first stay at a B&B and we loved everything about the Brightwood Inn. Sharon and Kevin were very hospitable. Delicious breakfast was very much appreciated. Sharon took time with us to set us in the direction of beautiful local sights but we could have sat around and talked to her all day. It was our first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Perfect place to get away and stay near Starved rock. The rooms are clean and the Whirlpool in the Merrimac room was great fun with some bubble bath. The pillows were comfortable and ones I wanted to take home. The bed was perfect sleeping. The well water is available as reverse osmosis water in the first floor. Free soda in... More 

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Riverwoods, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our recent two-day stay was our first bed-and-breakfast experience, and so our expectations were ill-formed at best. As it turned out, we were the only guests in this small inn for the two days, so we acquired only a somewhat limited sense of the real experience. We felt slightly guilty that the entire place was up and running for just... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

After a long day of Hiking in Starved Rock this B&B was the perfect place to rest and relax. We stayed at the Turkey Run Room. The room was beautiful and clean, the hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming and they thought of every single detail. The breakfast was absolutely delicious! Check out was at 11 which seemed a little... More 

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starvedrock, Manager at Brightwood Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your coming back. We do try very hard to make your stay the best it can be. We pride ourselves on our breakfasts. With all the food restrictions, intolerance's and allergies it can be tricky to make everyone happy. Regarding our checkout... More 

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