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Brightwood Inn

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2407 North Illinois State Route 178, Oglesby, IL 61348
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you want peace and quiet, and only a two hour drive from Chicago, then drive to this beautiful bed and breakfast near Starved Rock. You have a choice of 6 spacious suites that are each decorated with a theme of the midwest and beautifully done. A Jacuzzi and fireplace is included in each suite. When you arrive, fresh cookies... More 

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Flora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

After discovering the Brightwood Inn when my daughter lived in the area, it was our delightful base for future trips. When she moved away, I looked for excuses to visit this interesting area, so I could stay at the Brightwood. There are many rooms I look forward to staying in, with cheery decor and awesome bathrooms, but I keep booking... More 

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Jackson, WY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I needed 3 rooms for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving & 4 rooms for Thanksgiving night for our family gathering. I couldn't find any accommodation in the Starved Rock area that I liked except for Brightwood Inn, which was closed on Thanksgiving. Sigh. Contacting Sharon, I found that she was willing to give up her holiday and open Brightwood Inn for... More 

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Ashland, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Spent a Monday and Tuesday night with Sharon and Kevin. They are gracious hosts and have a very nice facility. Very close to the parks and great restaurants. Total relaxation, great breakfasts and Kevin's granola is very good

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starvedrock, General Manager at Brightwood Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed being your hosts. We are so fortunate to have this beautiful area and so many fantastic restaurants close to us. It makes being an innkeeper much less work. It is so easy to be nice to nice people! Also, Kevin puts a lot of love in his homemade granola thank you for... More 

Glenview, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We recently spent two nights at the Brightwood Inn. It was wonderful to have a comfortable and relaxing room to return to after a day of hiking. The location is perfect - a short 5 minute drive from Starved Rock and right next to the underrated Matthiessen State Park. We stayed in the Tortola room, a large room with a... More 

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starvedrock, General Manager at Brightwood Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We loved having you stay with us. We strive to be exactly what you described. The fact that we live in a separate house on the property makes it easy to be non intrusive but always just 30 seconds away in an emergency. Thank you again. You were here on our Save Big Bucks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Perfect spot for a get-a-way. Quite, clean, and friendly - highly recommended for those visiting the Starved Rock Area looking for some serenity! The rooms were well maintained, the grounds were nicely kept. I will definitely visit again.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Brightwood Inn is about 5 miles from Starved Rock State Park absolutely charming!! The guest rooms are spacious and comfortable. They are equipped with TV's and Wi-Fi, but we elected to "unplug" and so enjoyed our visit. The Inn is full of books, DVD's, games, pictures and snacks and a great place to get away! The owners / hosts, Sharon... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 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.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

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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