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Conveniently located 4 minutes directly South of Starved Rock State Park on Route 178, the Brightwood Inn is nestled on 14 acres within the confines of Matthiessen State Park. Our Starved Rock bed and breakfast will provide you with a romantic, peaceful and luxurious stay amid the beauty of nature.

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Due to Corona virus COVID-19, we are currently NOT OPEN. Keep checking back for updates or "like" us on Facebook and we will update our status when we are. Thank you and stay well!!

Area Activities

There are many outside activities in the area such as hiking the state park trails, canoeing on the Fox river, horseback riding, sky diving, bicycling the I&M Canal towpath, white water rafting on the Vermillion river, shopping in the nearby towns and golfing. Winter activities include cross country skiing, Bald Eagle watching, viewing the beautiful frozen waterfalls of the state parks or just snuggling.

Escape to Luxury

Celebrate your honeymoon, anniversary or birthday in our Romantic Country Inn. Free wi-fi is available throughout our Starved Rock bed and breakfast. All rooms feature beautiful accommodations plus satellite flat screen TV, DVD player with a full DVD library, seasonal fireplace and private bath. Six rooms have large, two-person hot tub jacuzzis and three have private balconies.

Turkey Run room with bed.

“The Brightwood Inn is definitely a very bright spot in the area. The room was well-appointed, large, clean, and comfortable, not to mention the jacuzzi and fireplace. The setting is peaceful and quiet. The owners were welcoming.”

-tripadvisor review

Brightwood Inn News

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Hope you are both doing well

Beautiful....makes one appreciate those little things even more. Take care xoxo

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OWL PROWL NIGHT WALKS 2020!!

Friday March 13th

Steve Bailey, an ornithologist, will be here for Owl Programs and Owl Walks. Programs are at 6:00 pm with an Owl Walk to follow on both days, finishing back at the lodge around 8:00 pm.

During the program, Steve will have some owl specimens, feathers and pellets. He will be trying to call in a Screech, Barred and Great Horned Owls. Maybe if we are lucky we will see some nest or uncommon wintering owls.

Price is $10 per person Everyone should plan on bringing a flashlight and dress for the weather.

Stay at the Brightwood Inn and Prowl some Owls!!!🦉☺️🦉

www.starvedrocklodge.com/event/owl-prowl-night-walks-2020/
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OWL PROWL NIGHT WALKS 2020!!

Friday March 13th

Steve Bailey, an ornithologist, will be here for Owl Programs and Owl Walks. Programs are at 6:00 pm with an Owl Walk to follow on both days, finishing back at the lodge around 8:00 pm.

During the program, Steve will have some owl specimens, feathers and pellets. He will be trying to call in a Screech, Barred and Great Horned Owls. Maybe if we are lucky we will see some nest or uncommon wintering owls.

Price is $10 per person Everyone should plan on bringing a flashlight and dress for the weather.

Stay at the Brightwood Inn and Prowl some Owls!!!🦉☺️🦉

https://www.starvedrocklodge.com/event/owl-prowl-night-walks-2020/

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We have had guests in the past do these owl prowls and loved them! What could be more fun on a Friday the 13th! 👀🦉👀

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