Starved Rock Bed and Breakfast Lodging


By Brightwood Inn / December 21, 2013 /

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…

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Giving Thanks

By Brightwood Inn / November 26, 2013 /

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…

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Fall Colors the First Weekend in November

By Brightwood Inn / October 31, 2013 /

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…

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Update On Fall Colors

By Brightwood Inn / October 19, 2013 /

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…

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By Brightwood Inn / August 21, 2013 /

Rent the Whole Inn Info Special You can rent the entire Brightwood Inn for two nights for $100 per room per night   Including tax, it comes to $999 per night or $1998 for both nights.  The savings to you is $1554 off the regular price.  This special is only good for a two night stay…

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Groupon Voucher Buyers!

By Brightwood Inn / July 25, 2013 /

The Groupon deal now on does NOT include Saturdays.  The voucher is good for check in Sunday thru Friday.  You can buy multiple vouchers but if you check in on Friday you cannot use a voucher for Saturday.  Multiple vouchers may be used for check in any other day BUT Friday.  We never have a…

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Please Read This Post. Our Office is NOT Always Open!

By Brightwood Inn / July 22, 2013 /

Thank you for your interest in the Brightwood Inn.  We will be glad to help you with your reservation anytime between 8am and 6pm.  We are not in the office between 6pm and  8am.  We are at home relaxing, having dinner and sleeping. We are available to answer general questions between 6pm and 8pm. We are…

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By Brightwood Inn / April 19, 2013 /

Went out this morning to assess the flooding. Many areas are flooded very badly.  We are on high ground no where near the flooding.  If you’re not sure how to get here, please give us a call at 815-667-4600 and we’ll direct you here safely.  Starved Rock Lodge is open and you can always go…

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Carafe of Hot Soup and a Loaf of Crusty French Bread to Enjoy in your Room for Valentine’s Day

By Brightwood Inn / February 12, 2013 /

Reserve your room at the Brightwood Inn  for February14th and enjoy delicious, homemade, hot soup and bread in your room absolutely free.  All of our beautiful rooms have private baths and fireplaces. The love of your life will be thrilled!   Call 815-667-4600 today!

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By Brightwood Inn / October 19, 2012 /

We are running a special for New Year’s Eve. Valid for a two night, Sunday-Monday December 30 – 31, stay  only.  Each room is $111 per night which includes tax.  We have 9 rooms.  2 persons per room. Aspen and Savannah may have 4 people max per room.  Extra person charge applies.  Bring your own …

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