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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!

NO APRIL FOOL’S

Mother Nature might have played an April Fools Day  joke on us today, but we won’t!!  This Saturday only, April 5th 2014, you can get our rooms for $95-$150!  Door County and Turkey Run $95.  Sequoia and Mackinac $125.  Tortola and Mallory Square $150.  Weather looks perfect for hiking!  Let’s get outside and get some…

Transition To Spring

We heard that the snow melt was making some really beautiful waterfalls, so we thought we’d go for a hike and see for ourselves.  First we tried to go to Illinois canyon but unfortunately had to turn around half way there due to a large amount of standing water.  If only we had thought to…

The Big Thaw

It would seem that Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, refuses to let Winter release his icy grip.  Oh, it’s true that my large six foot piles of snow have been reduced to two foot, and I can see brown grass everywhere I look, but winter is still very much alive and kicking.  My piles…

HOT SOUP!!

We don’t know about you, but we’ve been trying to think of ways to stay warm AND beat those winter blues…. Cause we got em!! So how about this? Check in on Friday night and there waiting for you is some delicious piping hot homemade soup and some crusty French Baguettes!! You bring the beverage…

March Events

Well, if you are willing to “layer up”, the Mardis Gras parade in downtown Utica is this weekend.  There will be beads and trinkets of all sorts thrown at you from every direction.  The people that go always have a good time and Hey!  It’s something to do, right?  The only reason we’ve never gone…

EAGLE WEEKEND AT STARVED ROCK STATE PARK

This weekend is eagle weekend. It’s going to be well attended by eagles this year as it’s so cold our snowman is begging us to bring him inside!  The eagles congregate, in abundance, near the dam to feed when the rivers, lakes and ponds freeze up. You can see hundreds of eagles in one day.…

Thinking About Buying a Groupon? Please read the fine print!

The Fine Print Must book by 3/14/14 or promotional value expires Must complete travel by 5/15/14 Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts Limit 2 per visit Valid only for option purchased Not valid for Saturday or Sunday This means you can NOT use a Groupon Voucher on a Saturday or Sunday.…

We appreciate our teachers!!

Teacher Appreciation Day!! This Sunday Jan. 19th 2014 we will be honoring our unsung heroes by offering $20 off your room, plus a basket full of our homemade goodies! This includes freshly made fruit breads, muffins and our famous granola, just to name a few things. All you have to do is show us your…

Sled Dog Demonstrations!!

Got the winter blues and don’t know what to do?  This Sunday Starved Rock is having free sled dog demonstrations.  Check it out at http://www.starvedrocklodge.com/events/event/sled-dog-demos/ Stay in Luxury with us, then go watch the sled dogs!!  

75 Dollars a night???

That’s right!!  Now until January 16th 2014 the rooms at the Brightwood Inn will start at  just $75.00!  And that includes all taxes and fees! So this is how it will all break down.  Door County and Turkey Run are just $75.00Mackinac, Sequoia and Savannah are just $110.  Tortola, Mallory Square and Vieux Carre are…