Brightwood Inn

Travel Tips: How To Plan For Place A You’ve Never Been

By Brightwood Inn / October 19, 2016 /

Here at Brightwood Inn, we get people from all over visiting us. There are the locals who just want a few days of rest and recreation. There are the people from Chicago looking to get away from suburban living and those from around the country seeking a little peace and solitude. Many times people come…

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5 Ways To Spark Romance At Brightwood Inn

By Brightwood Inn / August 30, 2016 /

Soon, the leaves will begin to change and brightly colored trees of brown, amber and red will surround Brightwood Inn. Crisp air will fill our lungs as the most scenic and beautiful part of the year arrives. It’s the perfect time to rekindle a beloved romance. Life always seems to get in the way, but…

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Ottawa River Fest, 8-1 through 8-7

By Brightwood Inn / August 1, 2016 /

Well it’s that time of year once again! Starting Monday August first and going through Sunday August seventh, Ottawa is having their River fest in Downtown Ottawa Illinois. Besides the usual carnival, music and beer gardens, this year they are also having a “Taste of Ottawa” fair.  Admission is only $2.00 per person and children…

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Third Party Reservation Sites

By Brightwood Inn / July 18, 2016 /

Third party reservation systems like Expedia, Kayak, Tingo,, etc. etc. seem to be a necessary Evil these days.  If we don’t use them we don’t get the necessary exposure that we so desperately need, plus for some people, that’s the only way they know how to make reservations. Here are a number of reasons you…

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Oglesby Fun Fest

By Brightwood Inn / July 5, 2016 /

Schedule of Events 2016 Oglesby Summer Fun Fest the largest free festival in North Central Illinois July 7-10, 2016 Oglesby Municipal Pool Grounds unless otherwise noted No gate or entry fee required. Bring lawn chairs and blankets from which to enjoy our many free entertainment acts. For more information, call 815-883-3389 or 815-488-3599 50/50 Ticket…

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Why Should I Choose a Bed and Breakfast?

By Brightwood Inn / June 2, 2016 /

When you’re looking for a home away from home while on vacation, the Internet has no shortage of places. There’s a multitude of hotels and motels with cheap rates and even cheaper amenities, but nestled in those endless listings are bed and breakfasts that are as much a destination as the vacation spots. There’s a…

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Spring Time at the Brightwood Inn

By Brightwood Inn / May 11, 2016 /

  Well, Spring has finally sprung on us and I don’t know about you, but we could not be happier! Most of the migratory birds are back now, all we are waiting for are the Barn Swallows and the Hummingbirds.  I even saw some purple Martins the other day, which I thought was a bit…

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First Time at a Bed and Breakfast? Here are some things you should know about us!

By Brightwood Inn / April 6, 2016 /

We get a lot of people in this neck of the woods that tell us this is their first Bed and Breakfast experience. That’s great! You are going to love it here! Unfortunately some people have some misconceptions about what a Bed and Breakfast offers.  Let me start out by saying we are not a…

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Breakfast at Brennan’s, Brightwood Style!

By Brightwood Inn / February 4, 2016 /

Just finished up our “Breakfast at Brennan’s, Brightwood style” menu, for this Mardis Gras weekend. Stay hungry my friends! Breakfast at Brennan’s, Brightwood Style Saturday Morning Cherries Jubilee Crepes Delicate Crepes stuffed with a cream cheese mixture then topped with Cherries Jubilee.  Comes with a side of bacon. or Creole Skillet Bake Andoullie Sausage with…

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Frozen Waterfalls

By Brightwood Inn / January 22, 2016 /

With some good rains and freezing temperatures, the frozen waterfalls at Starved Rock are looking very nice this year! Each Canyon having it’s own different look and feel.  It’s really quite something to see up close. If Cabin fever has got the best of you, this sure is a good remedy for that. Come and…

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