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Brightwood Inn

2407 North IL Route 178
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-667-4600 brightwoodinn.com

Conveniently located 4 minutes directly South of Starved Rock State Park on Route 178, the Brightwood Inn is nestled on 14 acres within the confines of Matthiessen State Park. Our Starved Rock bed and breakfast will provide you with a romantic, peaceful and luxurious stay amid the beauty of nature.

Buffalo Rock State Park

P.O. Box 2034
Ottawa, Illinois 61350
815-433-2220

Buffalo Rock State Park is located on a bluff which was once an island in the Illinois River. Now standing majestically on the north bank, this promontory affords a magnificent sweeping view of the Illinois River.

Cajun Connection

2958 N IL RT. 178
Utica, Illinois 61373
815-667-9855 ronscajunconnection.com

The Cajun Connection features many recipes from the owner Ron’s family. Raised in the swamps near Lake Charles, Louisiana. His family instilled a love for home cooking. With a “swamp to table” mentality that has stayed with Ron, every dish that is served to his guests, has been given the attention he would give to anything cooked for his family.