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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!

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…

Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Starved Rock State Parks’ Bald Eagle Trolley Tours start this weekend! And they run until the end of February!  Saturdays and Sundays they have tours at 9am and 11am.  The price is $25.00 for adults and this includes lunch.  Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride the trolley to the Illinois…

GIFT CERTIFICATE UPDATE I CAN E-MAIL THEM TO YOU TODAY!

Another nice young man called me today and said he would like to buy a gift certificate for his parents. He is much brighter than me!  He suggested that I email the certificate to him. Wow! I said, as I thumped my head hard with my hand, why didn’t I think of that? So I…

Gift Certificates – Free $25 for every $100 purchase.

Merry Christmas Everybody, Just got a call from an extremely nice gentleman inquiring about gift certificates. He knew he wanted to buy one, but he just didn’t know how to go about it.  This past summer I inquired about adding something to our website that would make it easy to sell gift certificates.  I was…

SNOWFLAKE SPECIAL

CALL 815-667-4600 TO FIND OUT ABOUT OUR SNOWFLAKE SPECIAL!  HURRY ROOMS ARE LIMITED! Applies to new reservations only.  Not  to be used in conjunction with any other special, gift certificate or voucher.

Giving Thanks

This Thursday is Thanksgiving, and I am thinking about all that I am thankful for as well as the delicious meal I will be sharing with family. I share my life with Kevin.  We are pretty much inseparable.  As does most everyone in this business, we live, eat, work and play together. He is my…

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL

November 29th is BLACK FRIDAY. Call 815-667-4600 or e-mail your phone number to: brtwood@starved-rock-inn.com We’ll call you when we get to the office. Do this between now and BLACK FRIDAY to reserve your room at the Brightwood Inn. Stay any day but Saturday in any room for 50% off the regular price. Valid for stays…

LIVING SOCIAL VALID SUNDAY THRU FRIDAY

Hi Everyone, Yes we are doing a Living Social!  I just had my first call from someone who bought two vouchers and wanted to use them on a Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday is not included in the Living Social.  There are 6 other nights that you can use the vouchers.  Sunday thru Friday are the…

Fall Colors the First Weekend in November

Well folks the colors have finally peaked!  We have a few rooms left on Friday night, none on Saturday night and a few on Sunday night.  This may be your last chance for colors for 2013!  It has been painfully slow watching the trees turn.  Almost as bad as watching paint dry!  They just wanted…

Update On Fall Colors

Today is October 19th (2013) and  the colors in our area have not peaked. We think the colors are about 30 to 35% changed.  There is still a lot of green to be seen.  So that means if you haven’t been able to make it out and you were feeling blue about missing fall colors…ya…