Starved Rock Bed and Breakfast Lodging

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Re-Open May 1st!!

By Brightwood Inn / April 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Re-Open May 1st!!

Just so everyone knows, we are going RE-OPEN on May 1st!! We will be taking several more precautionary steps on top of the already strict, cleaning and sanitizing procedures of our Inn. We are family run, there are no outsiders that work here, we do it all. We will only be open on the weekends…

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Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels/Motels. What’s the difference?

By Brightwood Inn / January 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels/Motels. What’s the difference?

We get many calls here at the Brightwood Inn and one of the most common questions we get is “So, what’s the difference between you and a hotel/Motel?”. Not much is the short answer but we do elaborate when we are presented with the Questions. So let’s start out with what we have in common.…

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fall colors in Illinois

Every Season Here Has Its Own Beauty

By Brightwood Inn / October 7, 2019 /

Fall colors here are still good.  Color did not peak until last weekend and there are still lots of leaves on the trees.  There is a month and two weeks left of fall.  On December 21st winter officially begins. It’s true that every season has it’s own special beauty here. We are one of the…

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Things to do in the Winter

By Brightwood Inn / January 8, 2018 /

Things to do in the winter in the Starved Rock Area. Sharon has Challenged me to come up with at least 10 things to do in our area during the Winter time. Well, I hear the call and I will answer it! Challenge accepted! So I will scour the area looking for inside and outside…

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Week days in the Starved Rock area

By Brightwood Inn / May 31, 2017 /

Well, it was a busy Memorial Day weekend here at the Brightwood Inn and the Starved Rock area in general. Once again they had to halt traffic to the parks because they were too full. The trails were choked with people, trash was over flowing the garbage cans and our guests reported they saw people…

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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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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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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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