My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Brightwood Inn. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. The homemade breakfast in the morning is fabulous! My mom stayed in the Turkey and we stayed in the Tort. The views of the rooms are beautiful. I would suggest staying at the Brightwood to anyone.
It is the most perfect place for comfort, availability to interesting activities, hospitality, gathering of friends or just chilling. It is beautiful and well maintained. The hosts are fantastic and most accommodating. We loved it. Susan Trevor
Our hosts were very gracious making us feel welcomed and going out of their way to make sure we had all that we needed to feel informed and rested. The home feels like home and easily qualified as photo worthy. Thanks for your service oriented attitudes. Our experience was splendid! Larry and Judy Simcox
We were looking for a place to stay near Starved Rock State Park, and decided to try the Brightwood Inn because we have never stayed at a B&B. I'm gad we chose to stay there because it was so quiet and peaceful, the rooms were large, and the complimentary breakfast was wonderful. The location to the park as well as other attractions was perfect and they provided a list of local restaurants as well as their menus to help you find a place to eat. We booked the anniversary package it was a little more but worth it! We had very yummy chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us in our room when we checked in as well as a basket of complementary spa items, and when we got back from the park on Saturday we had a cake for two waiting in our room and it was delicious! The Brightwood was clean and the staff was helpful, and we will most likely stay there again.
My husband and I could not have asked for more generous care givers nor a more welcoming serene inn to come back to after a long day of hiking area mountains and touring area sites. The Mallory room was nicely appointed with yellow sunflowers and pale blue accents on the wallpaper, towels, lounge chairs, coverlettes and pillows. The carpet was clean & plush, the bathroom was amazingly spotless with both a shower and a jacuzzi tub, and the air conditioning was a complete joy to return to after a long sweltering day in the sun. We were given excellent recommendations for dinner and Sharon sweetly chatted with us and other guests each morning. The Brightwood Inn was a bright and memorable stop during our summer vacation treck this year. We would highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast in Oglesby, Illinois to everyone. It's even worth going out of the way to stay in one of these sweet rooms and to enjoy the most hospitable owners. The orga ic, farm to table breakfasts (with divine granola!!) takes this place over the top. Do yourself a favor; stay at the Brightwood Inn in Oglesby! No regrets.
First time ever booking a B&B, first surprise for anniversary stuff. Easy process for booking, quick communication from the owners, overall wonderful stay from beginning to end. Good cooking in the morning and multiple choices for breakfast (all good). 9/10, would stay again.
My boyfriend and I stayed here and it was such a wonderful experience! The rooms were beautiful and clean, bordering a giant farm. It was absolutely peaceful. The owners were very nice and accommodating--we will definitely be back!
Out side of the fact this is one of the most affordable and comfortable bed and breakfast we've ever been to; the owners are extremely polite and personable. Breakfast is really good, the rooms are nice and spacious/comfy. The bed is super soft and comfy... They have a nice fireplace and beautiful scenery as you look out into the countryside. Our specific room had a hot tub in the bathroom with a nice serene lighting and excellent privacy. Its like being at home.. Can't wait to go again for our anniversary.
Rooms were bigger and nicer than expected but could use some updating and repair. There were some settlement cracks in the ceiling and some caulking around tubs could use refreshing. These are small things in comparison. We had a wonderful time and the Brightwood Inn was an incredible place! The caretakers were wonderful and the food was good. A very homey place. My wife didn't want to leave! I highly recommend it!
Lovely, spacious rooms in peaceful rural setting. Yet, nothing is far away, state parks, hiking trails, boating, tons of history nearby, and just cruising along the country lanes is a delight. The Inn is meticulously clean, the inn-keepers friendly and helpful, the breakfasts delicious.
We make a trip to Starved Rock every fall and this by far was the best. We stay at a different location each time. However, we will no longer be trying different places. We will definitely be staying at Brightwood Inn. The entire experience was wonderful. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The room was exactly as described in the pictures but even better. The place was immaculate and every detail was thought of.
I've visited Brightwood twice now - once with a friend on a writer's retreat and once for an anniversary getaway with my husband - and my only complaint is that I couldn't stay longer. It's really a lovely time-suspended getaway spot, surrounded by beauty and elegance, both in the B&B and the nature around it. Highly Recommend!
The only surprise here was how perfect Brighten Inn is. Our hosts were welcoming, the rules are clear, the facility is beautiful - spacious, warm and inviting. Breakfast was superb. We were only sorry that we couldn't stay another day.
Our first stay in a bed and breakfast to celebrate our anniversary, and what a delight it was! We were given recommendations for local restaurants, and all our questions and concerns were more than adequately addressed. Our room had a lovely patio with a view of the sunset. We will absolutely stay here again.
We were scheduled to stay in the Mallory Square Room but since there was no one who booked the Aspen Suite during our two night stay, the owners upgraded us at no charge. We loved the Aspen Suite it had more than enough room for the two of us. Private Balcony was nice. The owners Sharon & Kevin were wonderful. Very helpful, sweet. Wonderful breakfast included as well. Very Clean! Loved the features of this property; water available, soft drinks available, fridge, cookies, games, DVD's etc. There are only three things that I would add/change to this Inn (but it wouldn't stop me from going back) is a swimming pool, more comfy couch in Aspen Room & the Wi-Fi in the Aspen Suite did not work very well. I know why do you want Wi-Fi when your staying at a beautiful Inn? The answer is so you can find things to do in the area since some items we have planned prior to our drive out did not pan out. If you go to this area a restaurant that is a must is: Casa Mia in Naplate (Ottawa). Their Filet Mignon amongst everything else was perfect. We live in Chicago, so we have great steaks, but this was one of the best steaks I've ever had.