Starved Rock Bed and Breakfast Lodging

Butterflies

At the Brightwood Inn we have 14 acres of land.  The front 2.5 acres are designated for our Aronia bushes and starting next year we will apply for an Organic license.  That means that for the past 5 years there have been no pesticides used on our property.  Everything that we grow, we grow in…

Memorial Day Weekend is Coming!!!

Only two rooms left for two days or more.  Otherwise there are a couple for Friday only and Sunday only.  Looks like decent weather to kick start the summer.  It was a long brutal winter, time to get outside soak up some vitamin D and breathe that fresh beautiful unfrozen air.  Let me think of…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Wow, Christmas is less than two weeks away!  I can’t believe it.  And so this is Christmas, and what have you done?  Another year over, a new one just begun!  That’s probably one of my favorite Christmas songs.  Probably one of my favorite John Lennon songs.  God rest his soul. Well, all the Christmas decorations…

Come in to the Brightwood and Thaw Out!!

We just looked at the long range forecast and it looks like we’re going to take another polar plunge next weekend. They are talking about highs not getting above freezing again…. and it’s only November!!  So that’s the perfect reason to come to the Brightwood Inn this weekend and thaw out!!  We’ve got hot tubs…

PEAK COLORS!

We have one room left for this weekend Friday and Saturday 2 night stay only! It is called Savannah!  You must call 815-667-4600 to book.  On the first floor, 2 queen size beds, large flat screen TV, walk in shower.  This room has a gorgeous view. Best view in the house.

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…