Archive for December, 2014

Hegeler Carus Mansion – LaSalle Mansion

December 29, 2014

Quite the gem in LaSalle. Tours are only $10. It is a giant mansion and the tours are an hour long. The guide was excellent. The building is under renovation so the 150 year building is missing several things from the photos below. No photos are allowed.


The below photos were from historical societies.

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Brightwood Inn

December 29, 2014

Brightwood Inn
2407 North IL Route 178
Oglesby, IL 61348
p: 815-667-4600

The inn is a modern B&B that is very clean. We stayed in the Merrimac room which is decorated in a lighthouse theme. The main pillows are super comfortable.


The surprise was the size of the hot tub whirlpool. It fits two and is great with bubble baths.


Breakfast was simple and good. Grapes, cantaloupe, cranberry scone, pancakes and two strips of bacon.