Ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Custer Park, IL
Great place to get away!Posted Aug 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
My husband & I were both thrilled! The place was beautiful, we got a better room than the one we booked and the food was great, too! We went to Starved Rock instead of Chicago and saved a lot of money. Yahoo!
Recommendedby Becca from Chicago
Great alternative to staying at the lodgePosted Aug 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very comfy, clean, wonderful breakfast
for Couplesby Dana from Evanston, IL
Great for a Romantic GetawayPosted May 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
My husband and I went on a one night getaway to Starved Rock. We wanted to stay somewhere nice and there are not a lot of great choices in the area. We happened upon Brightwood Inn and it fit the bill. It is not in town, but within a few minutes of both Matthiessen and Starved rock State Parks. We stayed in the Aspen Suite which was really big. It had a big living room with a couch and a flat screen t.v., a dining table and a kitchenette. The bedroom was nice. The only complaints would be that the skylight is over the bed. Even though there is a dark screen over it, the sun still woke me up early. I also wished that the bed was a king. The bathroom has a 2 person jetted tub which we did nto get time to use. Next time. The room also has a nice private balcony overlooking the property (14 acres) and part of Matthiessen. The yard had several tables and Adirondack chairs, as well as a hammock for relaxing. The breakfast was yummy and homemade, by the innkeepers, I presume. There are restaurant menus available. We ate at the Uptown Grill which was really nice. The inn also has games and dvds available for guest use. The innkeeper is not overly warm, but she gave us the info that we needed and then did not bother us at all. I would definitely go back, but would like to stay for 2 nights, so that we could enjoy the hammock and the jet tub.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Romantic WeekendPosted Dec 17, 2012
This place is awesome!!! Do not hesitate, you will love it. Room was perfect, large comfortable and very romantic. The breakfast in the morning was such an added bonus. The people who own it and run it are so helpful. I plan on going back in the summer or even to see Fall colors next Autumn. A short ride away from Starved Rock Lodge if you are attending a wedding or some other event.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Great small lodge for couples.Posted Oct 21, 2012
This is a "lodge" more than a typical bed and breakfast. Very clean. Big rooms. Delicious breakfast. We will definitely return!
for Everyoneby Annette from Plainfield, IL
Great bed & breakfast!Posted Jun 23, 2012
Pros: a short walk to Mattheissen State Park - a visit to their Dells area is a must!
Cons: nothing - it was awesome!
Location: an hour from the Chicago suburbs - close enough to get home in an emergency, but far enough away to enjoy nature!
awesome bed & breakfast - best one we have stayed at in a long time - would definitely recommend this as an awesome place to stay!!
Recommendedby A verified traveler
very nice place to stayPosted May 29, 2012 on Hotels.com
we stay only one night and this place is very nice and quite.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
WOW!Posted Apr 13, 2012 on Hotels.com
Our stay at the Brightwood Inn Country Inn was a wonderful experience. Great people, great room, and great food. We would go back in a heartbeat.
for Couplesby Frank from Wood Dale, IL
EnchantmentPosted Mar 30, 2012
Pros: What's not to like.
Location: Near two state parks that are beautiful. Starved Rock and I can't remember the closest.
What a delightful place. It's off the beaten path. The gardens are beautiful. The night is quiet. The appointments in the rooms are so well chosen. Breakfast isn't bad either.
for Everyoneby Matt from West suburbs of Chicago
Will go again; maybe with another couplePosted Jan 30, 2012
Location: Very convenient to the Starved Rock, Mathieson parks. Can make easy day trips to LaSalle, Peru, Peoria, South suburbs of Chicago.
We arrived late on Friday evening, after the desk had closed for the evening. The room (Mallory Square) was huge, and cheery, and the gas fireplace was a welcome sight and feel after a cold day and drive. Saturday night we tried the spa tub, and it was perfect after a day of hiking and travelling around the area. John's breakfasts were very good. Not too much food, but enough- tasty, and he and JoAnne were willing to talk about the local sourcd, organic gardens they were using and developing. Sunday morning there was a pair of Marsh hawks / Northern harriers working the open field just in back of the building. We could watch them while eating breakfast. John, who also works with the local Audobon Society, was very willing to tell you about them. They have closed the 'restaurant' part of the business; and are in the very early stages of converting those downstairs rooms into another guest suite. A very nice place to get away to, especially if you want to tour the middle Illinois River valley (like we did. We saw al the usual for this time of year (late January): Eagles, hawks, and wild turkeys. All within realtively easy camera range. NOt inexpensive, but very worthwhile. Very quiet, so probably better suited to couples, rather than families.