We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brightwood Inn

Certificate of Excellence
2407 North Illinois State Route 178, Oglesby, IL 61348
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Brightwood Inn
Management photos View all
Browse nearby
Brightwood Inn
Add Photo Write a Review

57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    36
    13
    4
    2
    2
See reviews for
2
46
2
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (57)
  • Mar-May only
    (8)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (21)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (18)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (10)
All months
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dover
Level Contributor
90 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dekalb
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverwoods, Illinois
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Morton Grove, Illinois, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

From the time my wife and I stepped foot in the door...there was an elder lady who didn't even greet us but looked at us as if we didn't belong. I did notice most of the cliental were elderly but Im sure younger couples have stayed here as well. Wasn't horrific but when your spending $200 for a "one room"... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, IL
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stayed here on a Friday night for our five year anniversary. It was perfect for what we needed. Close to the state parks, wine tasting, canoeing, and plenty of dining options within fifteen mins drive. Hosts were great and very personable. Rooms were clean and comfy. Breakfast was great! Never thought I'd like granola so much... With their Greek yogurt...... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

44 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (31)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (17)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Oglesby
3.6 mi away
Days Inn Oglesby/Starved Rock
3.6 mi away
BEST WESTERN Oglesby Inn
4.5 mi away
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.6 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Peru
8.3 mi away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Peru
8.4 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Peru
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay