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Brightwood Inn

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Room & Suite (33)
Dining (12)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Brightwood Inn is 4 minutes directly south of Starved Rock State Park and nestled within the confines of Matthiessen State Park. Newly constructed in 1996 and located 90 miles southwest of Chicago. We are a peaceful, luxurious, romantic getaway amid the natural beauty of the parks. Satellite TV, DVD, and free wi-fi connection, gas fireplaces in all rooms(on in season only) and whirlpool hot tubs in 6 rooms. Three rooms have private balconies. There is also a full, hot complimentary breakfast. Business conferences and family reunions welcomed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair access
Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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30Room tips
Traveler rating
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  • English
Popular mentions
This was our 2nd time visiting the Brightwood Inn. Both times were amazing stays. It was a perfect getaway for my husband and I. The breakfast options were delicious and the hospitality is something you just don't see anymore. The rooms were very clean and inviting and they
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Response from starvedrock, General Manager at Brightwood Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Lisa it is so easy to be nice to nice people! We try very hard so your kind words are greatly appreciated. Kevin makes the best breakfasts, simple but he always uses the freshest ingredients he can find. We look forward to your next visit. Repeat guests are the best! Sharon
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Property's Favorite Review
My wife and I took the opportunity to return to Brightwood after a couple years and were immediately reminded why we missed being there. The weather was perfect and lent us the chance to explore the area while appreciating the turn of the season at the property. We were greeted
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A very lovely, quiet Bed & Breakfast. Clean, comfortable rooms, delicious breakfast. The grounds are great for evening walks. Lots of privacy. The host fixed a wonderful, fresh breakfast in the morning.
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We have a group of college friends who enjoy celebrating Christmas together every year. This was our second year at the Brightwood Inn near Starved Rock and it was perfect again. We now have three generations who join and the owners are very accommodating to all of us and they
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Response from starvedrock, Owner at Brightwood Inn
Responded Dec 13, 2018
Thank you so much. Your group is perfect for the Inn. We have a mens' and a womens' bathroom on the first floor for convenience. We have several common areas on the first floor so you can spend time having fun together, but then you can go to the privacy of your own room to watch TV, read a book by the fireplace or soak in the tub. Guests say they like our set up because they don't have 20 people sharing 2 or 3 bathrooms, because every room has its own! We enjoy seeing you each November and this year was especially special with the addition of two adorable baby girls born within 3 days of each other. You are all so very nice and Kevin and I wish you a very Merry Christmas each and every one. It's really easy to be nice to nice people!
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We stayed here for an anniversary getaway, while hiking around Starved Rock and Matthieson Parks. The inn was super clean, organized and charming. The owners were incredibly accommodating (I have several food intolerances), friendly, accessible and helpful. We didn't explore the
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Album Categories
All photosTravelerRoom & SuiteDining Family and Play AreasBusiness Center & Event Rooms
Turkey Run room sitting area
Turkey Run room bathroom
Turkey Run room with armoire for TV.
Turkey Run room queen bed.
Inn driveway
"Every room has a good view - the rooms on the west and north side probably have a slight advantage on view. They are all very nice."
"Tortola - great view from upper level, plus double shower head, jacuzzi tub and fireplace."
"After reviewing the rooms from their website, speak directly with Sharon to hone in on any specific desires from food to area attractions!"
"The Turkey Run room has nice views from upstairs."
"quite surrounding, great view"
$139 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIllinoisOglesby
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