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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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Starting May 1st we will re-open!! Check out our Blog post for more details!!

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.

β€œThe 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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We've been having a "Big Year" here at the Brightwood Inn!! Well, in the "Bird" way, otherwise, not so much. Per other years, we have the Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, Rose Breasted Grosbeaks and all the other more common birds of the area. But this year surprised us with some Scarlet Tanagers and a Cape May Warbler!!! πŸ¦πŸ˜€πŸ¦They are so much fun to watch and so colorful!! Please come join us so we can share these beautiful birds with you before they carry on. This weekend is suppose to be beautiful, weather wise. Call us, PLEASE! 815-667-4600 😁 ... See MoreSee Less

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Those are amazing pics!!! How fun and exciting to see some new visitors your way!!πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ•ŠπŸ¦…πŸ¦œ

The Big Year is a nice Romantic Comedy movie about bird watching. We highly recommend it.

2 weeks ago

Brightwood Inn & Farm

STARVED ROCK AND MATTHIESSEN STATE PARKS TO OPEN MAY 29TH!!!!! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Also, outside dining will be allowed at restaurants and we know some great restaurants with nice outside dining! Other businesses will be opening as well! Call and make your reservations now! 815-667-4600 ... See MoreSee Less

STARVED ROCK AND MATTHIESSEN STATE PARKS TO OPEN MAY 29TH!!!!! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Also, outside dining will be allowed at restaurants and we know some great restaurants with nice outside dining! Other businesses will be opening as well! Call and make your reservations now! 815-667-4600

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Do u have rooms to accommodate a 9 and 11 yo?

Many good memories going there with family in the 70's sure it's changed over the years

Jonna Schlittler Leshock This is our absolute favorite place place to stay when we go to Starved Rock! I would definitely recommend this! It is called Brightwood Inn & Farm!

Karen Delgado

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2 weeks ago

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Spring!!!! Haha! Hope you all are doing well! Xoxo🌸🌼🌷🏡🌺🌻🌳

Pretty!!

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Dayton Bluffs Preserve is only about 15 minutes from the Brightwood Inn. Here you can experience 100 acres of open prairie in the midst of restoration, the majesty and cool shade of 150 woodland acres, rugged ravines, glistening water cascades, the beautiful Fox River, sacred Native American burial mounds and the Daniels family pioneer cemetery. Memorial day weekend is this weekend, come on out and get some fresh air!! 815-667-4600 ... See MoreSee Less

Dayton Bluffs Preserve is only about 15 minutes from the Brightwood Inn. Here you can experience 100 acres of open prairie in the midst of restoration, the majesty and cool shade of 150 woodland acres, rugged ravines, glistening water cascades, the beautiful Fox River, sacred Native American burial mounds and the Daniels family pioneer cemetery. Memorial day weekend is this weekend, come on out and get some fresh air!! 815-667-4600
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