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Vrooman Mansion

701 East Taylor , Bloomington, IL 61701 USA (Show map)
4.7
30 Reviews
$100 - $275
per night

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About

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

Nightly Rate: N/A

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

Nightly Rate: N/A

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

Nightly Rate: N/A

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

Nightly Rate: N/A

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

Nightly Rate: N/A

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.9

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30 Reviews

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Great Stay at Vrooman Mansion

5 on March 26, 2014

Stayed at the Vrooman Mansion for a "Girls Weekend". We had such a great time! Accomodations and service were great and the breakfast was outstanding! We all agreed that we wanted to come back and bring our spouses the next time!


Fabulous place!

5 on January 19, 2014

Two visits here and both were wonderful. The staff are very accommodating and friendly.


Wonderful experience and at a reasonable rate

5 on January 05, 2014

Wonderful experience and at a reasonable rate


Anniversary adventure

5 on January 05, 2014

The mansion was beautifully decorated for the holidays. We had a wonderful tour of the house as we checked in and an amazing breakfast( enough food for 2 meals) The staff could not have been more friencdly or helpful. We will definitely recomend.


December road trip to the Carolinas

5 on December 19, 2013

We had a delightful stay in the Vrooman Mansion on the first night of our three-day trip. We arrived on a snowy evening in December. Every room was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Even our room had a Christmas tree and decorated fireplace mantel. There was the sound of piano music drifting up from the main floor. The cookies, snacks, and chilled water were a welcome touch. Our breakfast the next morning was all homemade items and very delicious. We were served in the beautiful dining room with an elegant table setting. What an incredible historic home. We would recommend this to anyone who would like a memorable experience. We would love to return some day.


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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

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, 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

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

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 4-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 10-11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

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

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kate Worden

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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