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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!

Third Party Reservation Sites

Third party reservation systems like Expedia, Kayak, Tingo, booking.com, 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…

Oglesby Fun Fest

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…

Why Should I Choose a Bed and Breakfast?

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…

Spring Time at the Brightwood Inn

  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…

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

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…

Breakfast at Brennan’s, Brightwood Style!

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…

Frozen Waterfalls

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…

Small Business Saturday!

This year for Small Business Saturday, the Brightwood Inn is featuring FREE $25.00 gift certificates for every $100.00 gift certificate you purchase!! 25 FREE Buckaroos!! Shop Small! Keep it local! (Offer is good Saturday and Sunday 11/28/2015 and 11/29/2015) 🙂 You can purchase on-line (preferred, just type in small business in the message line) or…

Fall 2015

So far the fall of 2016 has been above average temperatures and way below average precipitation.  Thanks to the remnants of Hurricane Patricia we are experiencing a little relief in the precipitation department.  Temperatures still look to be above average in the 10 day forecast.  We’ve only had one bout with freezing temperatures so far. …

BBQ n’ Blues

In its 2nd YEAR! The 1st Annual BBQ-n-Blues was such a success- we’re doing it again! On September 11, 2015, we’ll be celebrating with Bands, BBQ & a Rib Cook-Off Contest. Held on 1st Street between Marquette & Gooding in historic LaSalle, bands will begin at 4:00 pm with the Rib Cook-Off turn in around 6:00 pm with…