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Vrooman Mansion

701 East Taylor , Bloomington, IL 61701 USA (Show map)

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Welcome to the Vrooman Mansion, a Bed & Breakfast Inn located in the heart of Bloomington/Normal, Illinois. The Vrooman Mansion is a historical estate situated in the quiet neighborhood of Dimmett's Grove and offers the utmost in privacy and luxury. This bed & breakfast allows guests to explore the fine restaurants, shops and attractions of central Illinois while providing a welcoming and comfortable home base. Guests can choose from a myriad of activities offered by the surrounding communities. Because of its central location, the Vrooman Mansion is a great place for friends and family to meet.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Wonderful and charming

4.6 on May 27, 2015

We could not have asked for a better getaway for the weekend. So quiet and peaceful. The staff was warm and friendly. The Vrooman Mansion is so full of amazing history. Absolutely beautiful place!


Turn of 20th Century Charm

5 on May 21, 2015

Outstanding staff and owners. Breakfast was delicious and plenty of it! The house is as it was in early 20th century with a few modern updates. If staying in Bloomington Il don't miss this Band B.


A Good B&B

3.6 on May 06, 2015

The room was very clean and comfortable. We were off the main house but that was good since there was a large party. We stayed inside because there were so many people. Probably would have chosen somewhere else had we known. Under normal circumstances, I would highly recommend the Vrooman Mansion and would consider staying there again. Everyone we met was very, very nice.


awesome

3.6 on April 14, 2015

Great old mansion with a lot of history. Wonderful staff and delicious breakfast. We have stayed there a few times and really enjoy it.


Friendly Hospitality

4.8 on April 13, 2015

The staff take great pride in the history of the mansion and go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need.


Loved the History

5 on February 18, 2015

Had a wonderful mother / daughter stay. The staff is very sweet and were great in helping us plan our trip.


Perfect as usual.

5 on January 27, 2015

Renee' and I have stayed here many times before. We love it here . This time we brought another family with us for their first time. We got excellent feedback from them and we are sure that they will be coming with us again.


Fabulous 3 dayweekend!

5 on January 22, 2015

We had a great time. It was the perfect way to recuperate from the hectic holiday season. We loved having the carriage house all to ourselves. The staff and owners are fantastic. We had wonderful food, a relaxing stay, met fantastic people and enjoyed the history surrounding the house. Would highly recommend and can't wait to go back


Historic mansion

3.2 on December 23, 2014

Nice folks trying hard to keep the historic mansion going. Can tell the place needs lots of work so hope a lot of people stay there so they can do the needed repairs


Like staying in a castle...

5 on December 02, 2014

This visit was way beyond my expectations, from the decor, ambiance , food and service. This is by far one of the nicest B & Bs we have ever stayed in. I felt like I was a character in Downton Abbey. The beds were comfortable, and each room came with its own, full size, lighted Christmas Tree. The gourmet breakfasts were an exceptional surprise each morning. Everything about the Vrooman Mansion is above and beyond ,and somewhere in between heaven. What a fun, unique, peaceful experience. WE will be back for sure.... Steeny, Delavan, Wi.


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Rooms & Rates

The Rose Suite

This charming European-style bedroom was originally a guest room in the Scott's home. The adjoining trunk room, originally used to house guests' baggage after it had been brought up to the second floor by an English Lift, has been converted into an attached private bathroom. The original bath fixtures include a wooden rail claw-foot tub and shower combination. This lovely room overlooks the original home of Eli Barber, the man responsible for the building of the mansion. Contact the Vrooman Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn to reserve this guest room while you visit Bloomington, Illinois. A lovely guest room, this room was used for the same purpose when the Scotts and Vroomans lived here. Its proximity to the trunk room made it convenient for servants to deliver houseguests' luggage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Master's Chamber Room

Feel like royalty when you stay in this grand Victorian room. The Master's Chamber has been replicated to its original décor. Furnishings include a very large mirrored armoire, queen-size bed, a full-size sofa and marble top dresser. The bathroom, located across the hall, is original to the home including its bath fixtures, a claw-foot tub and shower combination with a large sunflower showerhead and pull-chain "water chamber". Based on availability, this bathroom can be reserved for your exclusive use for an additional fee. Contact the Vrooman Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn to reserve this sunny and pleasant room while you visit Bloomington, Illinois. Julia Scott is said to have commissioned an 18-room addition in order to compete with other local socialites for having the grandest home. The 1900 addition nearly doubled the size of the home, creating more space for entertaining.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Letitia's Room

Letitia's Suite provides detailed elements of century-old artistic craftsmanship. Letitia's Suite is decorated with vintage clothes and hats and a collection of hatpins. The adjoining common sitting room has a desk and TV, which can be made exclusive for the guests of Letitia's Suite for an additional fee. The bathroom, which is located down the hall and original to the home, includes such bath fixtures as a claw-foot tub and shower combination with a large sunflower showerhead and pull-chain toilet. For an additional fee, it can also be reserved exclusively for your use, though this option is based on availability. . Letitia was the first daughter of Matthew and Julia Scott. Named after her maternal aunt Letitia (Green) Stevenson, Letitia was born the year the Scotts purchased the home and resided here until her marriage to Lt. Col. Charles Bromwell. Lt. Col. Bromwell served under President Theodore Roosevelt as a military attaché.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

Carl Vrooman's Suite

This spacious, masculine suite has a bedroom with queen-size bed an adjoining private sitting room with queen-size sofa bed and a private attached bathroom. The adjacent sitting room, features a large window seat The private attached bathroom has a claw-foot slipper tub,

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Julia Vrooman's Suite

Our most popular room, the Julia Vrooman Suite boasts a very bright, sunny atmosphere. Overlooking the back lawn and garden, the large windows of the Julia Vrooman Suite also offer a filtered view of the tree-lined street to maintain your privacy. Julia Vrooman's charm and grace is evident in this room featuring a queen-size bed, European carved antique furniture, fireplace and modern attached private bathroom with cultured marble shower. Contact the Vrooman Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn to reserve this sunny and pleasant room while you visit Bloomington, Illinois. For just over a year, Julia Vrooman did entertainment work with the YMCA, pulling together a jazz band from various military units and touring American bases in France, Germany and Belgium.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Charlevoix Suite

You will be surrounded by luxury in the Charlevoix Suite. With A beautiful King sized bed, leather fainting couch, Private attached bath with spa shower and copper soaking tub and our signature robes this Suite is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. The first floor common area is complete with a flat screen smart T.V., wood burning fireplace, kitchenette, and wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$275 - $275

Fern Suite

The Fern Suite takes its name from the Ferns Julia had planted on the grounds. Complete with hand-painted head/foot boards holding a queen size memory-foam pillow-top bed, tile shower with custom woodwork and antique mirror with hand-painted sink, the Fern suite is a lovely room with many hand-crafted amenities. It sits on the second floor of the original carraige house, which now has heated brick floors and a fireplace in the first floor common area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$175 - $175

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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

Bloomington, IL (BMI-Bloomington-Normal) 5 miles miles

Directions to property:

via E Empire St 14 min 5.0 miles Central Illinois Regional Airport 3201 Cira Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704 Head east on Cira Dr 0.4 miles Turn left onto E Empire St 3.2 miles Turn left onto Towanda Ave 0.7 miles Turn right onto E Washington St 0.5 miles Turn left onto N Clinton St 0.2 miles Turn right onto E Taylor St - Destination will be on the left 249 feet Vrooman Mansion 701 East Taylor Street, Bloomington, IL 61701

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, indoor rock climbing facility, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, indoor rock climbing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 10-11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card number needed to hold reservation
  • Cancellations: There is no cancellation fee if cancelled 5 days or longer prior to reservation date.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tricia Brownfield

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: On side porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-free & Vegan


Details

701 East Taylor , Bloomington, IL 61701 USA (Show map)

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