My husband and I spent a night at the Brightwood Inn due to its proximity to Starved Rock and the fact the Inn is in a rural setting. We were not disappointed--the room is pleasant,comfy and clean, our breakfast was cooked to order and delicious. We especially enjoyed sitting on the back deck sipping wine admiring the view and watching the sunset. We plan on returning in the fall to admire the fall colors
Comfortable B&B with so many special touches. It started with the option of hot soup when we arrived. Clean comfortable room. Owners are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Overlooks Matthiessen Park and less than 10 minutes from Starved Rock State Park. Surprisingly, there are many amazing restaurants close by.
We stayed here in March 2018, and again in October 2020. This time, it was just a stopover on a trip, and we wanted to stay away from population centers. We got in late after a long drive, and everything was great. The large rooms are relaxing, hospitality is awesome. It's family owned, and you are dealing with the owners/managers/cooks - so they are invested and engaged. Breakfast was cooked to order, they have a cute little gift shop of handmade crafts, love the common areas as well.
The Brightwood Inn is a great location to visit the parks, and the breakfasts were good . The entire Inn from the exterior and interior needs to be refreshed, gardens cleaned out old furniture replaced, and aluminum roof flashing flapping in the wind repaired. Our first night there after all day hiking in the park we went to bed and started to smell sour urine (yuck, not a good night sleep), the next morning we talked to the Inn keeper, and the next night the bed was corrected and fresh smelling. The room interior needed refreshed, replace the old stained carpet, old faded wallpaper borders replaced and the tile grout in the bathroom cleaned of the black mold growing on it. I'm not sure it was worth the cost of the room. I also would guardedly recommend this Inn to friends with warnings.…
My husband and I stayed here for our first anniversary and I can say that nothing could have been better. I am completely in love with this place and genuinely didn’t want to leave. I can’t wait for our next stay here and I would DEFINITELY recommend it!