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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 on July 07, 2014
The building itself is a beautiful example of the intersection of opulence and that rustic plains farmhouse feel. The staff was wonderful and served a delicious breakfast of grilled peaches, french toast with an orange brulee, and an orange quiche with sausage and apricot coffee (regular as well). We sat on the window in the Carl Vrooman suite for quite a while at night with the large windows open just talking and taking in the country air and completely lost ourselves. It was overall an excellent stay, I would recommend it, and I plan to revisit again every time we visit friends and family in town!
5 on June 16, 2014
Great staff!! They went above and beyond to make our stay fantastic! Our room was beautiful and the food was great!! Plenty of good restaurants nearby.
5 on June 16, 2014
This place should be in everyones bucket list. The building is wonderfuly presented and the staff provided history abd information on thr house and its past owners. The people have put a lot of thought and time into the fine detail and they make you feel like royality. Great food, great staff, great stay. Thank you. Vic and Sue, Sydney, Australia.
4.6 on May 26, 2014
Amazing place to stay. My girlfriend and I are avid B n B stayers and I would recommend this place to anyone!
4.8 on May 24, 2014
Wonderful, romantic getaway. The staff was attentive yet have us our privacy. Breakfast was sumptuous! Highly recommend! ¿¿
5 on April 21, 2014
I have had to travel to Bloomington several times over the last few years and am so glad to have discovered " the mansion." The rooms are beautifully decorated, the service outstanding ( Kate and Brian) and the breakfasts are beyond words.
4.8 on April 17, 2014
The service was outstanding. The candlelit breakfast with the player piano provided a lovely atmosphere. The food was amazing. The room was very large and very clean. The home is lovely. The surfaces are hard, so sounds do carry. We enjoyed our stay.
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, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi
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