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Brightwood Inn from the front of the building.

 Welcome to our blog page!  In here you can find out about some things that are going on in the area or maybe some insight into things you can do.  Every once in awhile, you may even catch us just writing down some of our thoughts and day to day activities.  So, Please feel free to have a look around and let us know if you have any questions!

STORMS THURSDAY NIGHT KNOCKED OUT OUR PHONE SYSTEM!

Well we got the rain we’ve been wishing for last night. Two +  inches which will make for great running waterfalls at Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks. However, the lightning knocked out our phone system.  If you need to call us we have only one line working and that number is 815-667-4750.  If you…

New Credit Card Processor

The Brightwood Inn has a new credit card processor.  Anyone using a coupon or gift certificate or anything like that, please call us to make your reservation.  All on line reservations will have their credit cards run through for half the amount of the room.  This new processor should make life a little bit easier…

Available Rooms

If you don’t see the room that you want available on the online reservations give us a call at 815-667-4600 between 8am and 6pm, and we can see if there is anything we can do.   Our Savannah room is brand new and does not show up on the online reservations.  The only way to book it…

Be Cautious!

I received a couple of calls this week from people who were trying to book a room here at the inn from sites other than our own.  One man was told that our $135 rooms have Jacuzzi’s, and were available for Saturday evening. Neither of the those rooms have Jacuzzi’s and we have no available rooms…

Beware the Ides of March

March turned out to be the warmest March in recorded history.  It seems like we’ve been through a lot of record breakers lately.  Unfortunately, now we are having below normal temperatures for April.  So that really warm month got everything jumping out of the ground really good, and now we are having below 32 degree…

Spring in Full Bloom!

Well, spring has definitely sprung here at the Brightwood Inn.  Flowers are blooming all over the place and I have to cut the grass……….again.  AND IT’S ONLY MARCH!  This is crazy, but you sure can’t beat this weather.  Today I went around the Inn, taking pictures.  I love strolling around our grounds in springtime.  I…

Leap Year Special

According to an old Irish legend, St Bridget struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men all year long during leap years. This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar. In…

February 2012 Special

Sunday thru Thursday buy any room full price first night get the second night free (same room). Can’t stay 2 nights? Call me at 815-667-4600 and we’ll make a deal for 1 night Sunday thru Thursday. This special ends at the end of Feburary 2012.

Conference Room for Small Business Meetings and Private Occasions

The Brightwood Inn’s conference room can be reserved for small business luncheons, meetings and private occasions. The Inn is equipped with free WI FI. Our Inn can be reserved for small weddings, elopements, bridal showers and baby showers.