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Vrooman Mansion

701 East Taylor , Bloomington, IL 61701 USA (Show map)
47 Reviews
$100 - $275
per night

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.9

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Best BnB ever!

5 on October 12, 2014

The house was more than amazing. So many interesting artifacts and attention to detail. The owners made you feel like family and the food was outstanding. They really set the bar high for future visits to other BnB's.

First time hubby

5 on September 17, 2014

Love it! My husband is now a BBeliever! The home is great , room was fantastic, and the breakfast was delicious. Felt a little Downton Abbey-charming! I think the snacks throughout the house- coffee, sweets, chocolate and adult beverages if asked- solidified the deal for my husband. Be sure to be back!

Great Experience!

5 on August 27, 2014

Staff is very friendly. We really felt like we were at home and treated as such. There is a real connection to the Mansion, staff, and neighborhood.

Nice stay - a few odd coments

3.6 on August 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a very nice stay at the Vrooman Mansion on our way back from the Illinois state fair. The building is in amazing condition, and was a pleasure to walk around and stay in, and the breakfast was tasty. As we were being lead to your room, the hostess did make a few odd comments about "being sorry" I was from New York, and about my lack of an "accent" but besides this our stay was very pleasant!

Enjoyable stay at the Vrooman Mansion

5 on August 10, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed our brief stay at the Vrooman Mansion. We stopped on our way up to a weekend in Chicago from St Louis. The main house is beautiful, and our room in the carriage was very nice as well. Breakfast was delicious, and we enjoyed chatting with other guests in the dining room. Definitely looking forward to visiting again.

Vrooman Mansion

5 on August 07, 2014

Very much enjoyed our overnight visit to Vrooman mansion, Excellent service in a beautiful setting!

Awesome Place to Stay!

5 on August 07, 2014

The innkeepers were so welcoming. We have stayed here several times over the last 2 years and just keeps getting better! The staff is supportive, helpful and just overall kind. Next best place other than home. Can't wait to go back... keep up the exceptional service.

Awesome Historic B&B

3.6 on July 24, 2014

The rooms are nice and clean. The staff and breakfast were awesome!!! The historic building is worth visiting!! Grounds around the B&B are lovely and well kept.

Enjoyed every aspect of stay

5 on July 22, 2014

Greeted us with a smile and immediately gave a tour of this historic mansion. Most of the decorum is from the period in which it was built. Very helpful with our luggage and stored our bicycles in a secure area. The breakfast was delicious and delivered at the specified time. Free wi-fi, soda, chips, cookies and I was able to watch the Cardinal baseball game on a large screen TV. My wife and I highly recommend it.

Judy's stay

5 on July 14, 2014

This is a lovely old house, the staff is just wonderful. They did everything they could to make my visit enjoyable. I would go back again.

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Location Type

Small town


Bloomington, IL (BMI-Bloomington-Normal)

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, 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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  • 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

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  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card number needed to hold reservation



Tricia Brownfield

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  • 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

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ gift card purchase