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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Relax in your hot tub, read a book near your fireplace in one of our fluffy robes or stroll the outside gardens of this luxurious Country Inn. A full hot and homemade complimentary breakfast comes with your room each morning.
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.
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.
“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.”
Brightwood Inn & Farm
6 days ago
What should we do this New Year's Eve? Don't want to stay home or go anywhere noisy? Rent out the Brightwood Inn and party with your family and friends in privacy. You determine the noise level! We have three common rooms for gathering to sing, play games, relax and converse. When done everyone can retire to their own private room with private en-suite bath, fireplace, and really comfy bed. Includes nine rooms, free hot breakfast, WiFi, parking etc. $1250.00 which includes tax. BYOB. There are several restaurants near us that are serving New Year's Eve Dinner specials. If you are interested please call 815-667-4600 for details ...
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A turkey sandwich for lunch today reminded us of this picture we took on Thanksgiving in Peoria with Jamie Jaegle and all the rest of the family. Thank you @Erika Gresko and Lauren Gresko. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in February for the Utica Winter Wine Walk! ...
Yes!!!! I love it🍷🍷🍷😍😍😍 and we are so excited for the wine walk and seeing all of you (our family in IL!) then! We just got our tickets bought today...still working on the details but the 1st step is done! Haha. Miss you guys and we hope you all enjoy a very Merry Christmas 🎄☃️🐶🐶🐱🐱🍾🥂♥️
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On the Flip Side over in Ottawa we've got a lot going on as well!! They have their own open air market called Chris Kringle Market. It's held in Washington Park in downtown Ottawa. This year’s special activities include complementary carriage rides, festive carolers, ornament crafting, ice carving demonstration, wreath making, cookie decorating, “A Night Before Christmas” theme night and a visit from Santa! pickusottawail.com/event/christmas/ This takes place this weekend and next weekend only!!After that check out Awesome Ottawa Tours for his Wine through time tour. Let Tom Aussem discuss Ottawa’s sometimes sordid past with beer, wine, and liquor. We will visit four local “watering holes,” enjoy their vino (or cocktail of your choice), and “chew the fat”. As we walk from saloon to saloon we will share stories of Starved Rock Country and Ottawa, Illinois from the prohibition years.And I can't say it enough. Stay at the Brightwood Inn and you're just minutes from all of this!!!😁🎄☺️☃️ ...
Chris Kringle Market (2019-12-06)
Get into the holiday spirit with the third annual Chris Kringle Market in downtown Ottawa! The Chris Kringle market features artisan gift vendors, tasty holiday treats, traditional German-style beer, and memorable activities for the whole family to enjoy! This year’s special activit
There are some cool Holiday events going on this weekend in the area!! First there is the "ChirstKindlMarket" in downtown LaSalle. It's a German themed open air market with hand picked vendors and a Heated tent serving authentic German menu by Uptown Grill plus seasonal beer, mulled wine, hot cider, and hot chocolate with “adders” like Peppermint Schnapps, Tuaca, Bailey’s and Fireball. The ChristKindlMarket is this weekend only!! Check out this site for more info. www.lasallebusiness.org/events/lasalle/christkindlmarket/?gde=2019-12-08
Then from there, head on over to the "Celebration of Lights" at LaSalle's new Rotary Park. Hundred's of lighted displays put on by local businesses will wow you as you drive around in the comfort of your car. Oh, and they added even more displays for this year!! A donation of your choice is all they ask.☃️🎄☃️🎄☺️Oh! And as always, stay at the Brightwood Inn, we are only minutes away from everything!! 😁 ...