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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
4.8 on November 24, 2014
Needed a place to stay while visiting college roomie. Love the history this had to offer plus the location. Close to shopping and any other needs. The Vrooman has comfortable rooms. Very inviting place and when you walk in you step back in time. It's like a museum you get to stay in! And breakfast was just the best and too much food! They won't let you go away hungry. We will stay here again.
3.8 on November 13, 2014
We selected this property in the blind off of the internet for a brief birthday weekend getaway. We were pleasantly surprised with the property. It was beautiful, even on a dreary fall weekend. The rooms were spotless and well appointed. The house was exactly what you would expect from a 150 year old mansion. The hosts were very cordial, and the Sunday breakfast was out of this world! Very enjoyable.
4.2 on November 07, 2014
Nice rooms, great breakfast, beautiful home
5 on November 05, 2014
The Vrooman is my favorite B and B. This stay we asked about a place for a mani pedi and the hostess called a place up and made reservations right then. It was great. Breakfast is always delicious. Love this place and the owners are very nice as well.
4.8 on October 31, 2014
My friends and I had a wonderful stay. The house is so charming and has a lot of history. We had fun checking out the pictures and reading the history of Julia Vrooman. The furnishings were beautiful -- check out the dining room table! -- and there were hidden nooks to explore. Best of all, the members of the staff were gracious and willing to share what they knew about the mansion. Reading the guest books was fun -- people have come from all over the world to stay there. I can see why.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Bloomington, IL (BMI-Bloomington-Normal)
Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, indoor rock climbing facility, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer
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
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
"The Budget Lovers Package" - includes a half of dozen roses, a bottle of Sparkling Wine, chocolate covered strawberries and your choice of a one night stay in Masters Chamber or Letitia's Room for $100 + tax including a full gourmet breakfast. "The Love Birds Package" - includes the above plus a cheese & fruit tray with your choice of the Rose Suite or the Julia Vrooman Suite for $135 + tax and a one night stay which includes a full gourmet breakfast. "The Red Hot Lovers Package" - includes the above plus a $30 gift certificate to one of our favorite restaurants with a one night stay in the Carl Vrooman Suite for $150 + tax which including a full gourmet breakfast. You must mentioned this offer when booking. Offer good thru 2/29/12.