Vrooman Mansion

701 East Taylor , Bloomington, 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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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on January 05, 2018

We stayed at the Vrooman B&B for our 50th anniversary. We had a very enjoyable, relaxing, awesome stay at this magnificent gorgeous mansion. The history was so interesting. The rooms are beautiful and decorated for the period, amazing. Tricia and Sarah were so nice, pleasant, courteous and helpful. They pampered us with a delicious breakfast by candle light and the grand piano playing. Very clean! We would highly recommend a stay .

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review! We love when guests share their celebrations with us; it's even better when they had a wonderful time! We look forward to future visits and hearing of your experiences. Until we meet again, best of luck to you and Happy New Year!

- Tricia (innkeeper)

Best B&B

5 on November 07, 2017

I have stayed here twice and enjoyed this immensely. The work done here by the owners is amazing. The home is full of history of the Vroomans that lived there. My friends and I rented the Carriage house and enjoyed one evening by the lit fireplace inside the home and in the outside fireplace the next evening thanks to the owner for lighting this for us. It was an awesome and relaxing getaway. We enjoyed a gourmet breakfast by candlelight each morning. I would highly recommend staying here.

Great stay

4.8 on August 17, 2017

Beautiful mansion in a quiet community, within walking distance of restaurants and the Castle Theater. The service was great, as was the breakfast, and the rooms were very comfortable.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review! We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay, and hope to see you for a future visit! Let us know if you're in our area agin, we would love to see you. Thank you again, enjoy the summer!

- Tricia, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Shakespeare in Love

4.8 on August 10, 2017

We all had a wonderful weekend at the beautiful mansion. The festival was great, breakfasts were delicious, the weather beautiful and we felt relaxed and pampered at Vrooman mansion. I even got engaged there. We can't wait until next year.

Historic and fun

4.2 on July 10, 2017

Great place to stay. It felt like staying in a museum. The history behind the mansion was really neat. The room we stayed in (rose room) did not have a tv which was a little different, but there is a common room with a tv you can use. Very happy with our stay.

Delightful Bed and Breakfast

5 on June 27, 2017

Beautiful rooms, fantastic history, delicious breakfast, pleasant and courteous staff. Will definitely return!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review! We are glad your experience was a pleasant one, and happy to hear you will be returning. We look forward to your return; let us know if there is anything we can do to improve on your previous visit. Thank you again!

- Tricia (Innkeeper)

Fantastic Place to Celebrate Our Wedding Anniversary

5 on April 16, 2017

We celebrated our first wedding anniversary at this gorgeous bed and breakfast. We got a tour of the mansion and the carriage house and every room is beautiful and wonderfully restored. We stayed in the carriage house - very private and well-appointed. Breakfast was delicious in a lovely room. Thank you for a comfortable and memorable stay!

Wonderful Surprise

5 on April 14, 2017

This gorgeously outfitters mansion complete with a player piano serenading our breakfast with Elton John tunes was a most pleasant surprise. The history of the house is interesting, the design and architecture makes every vantage interesting. Sitting on a quiet street without a street light made for one of the most peaceful night sleeps I've had in a while. The breakfast of vegetarian frittatas and French toast was perfect. Excellent service, excellent stay the whole way round. We're already planning our return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the review! We are happy your stay with us was peaceful and pleasant. We look forward to your return visit; let us know in advance if there is anything we can do to make your next stay even better! Thank you again, Happy Spring!

- Tricia Brownfield, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Outstanding B&B in Bloomington

5 on March 29, 2017

We stayed at this magnificent mansion turned bed and breakfast for our anniversary. It was so clean and authentically decorated to boot! The service was beyond helpful and so nice. The price was wonderful even with a package added. Definitely give this place a chance to sweep you off of your feet.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review! It is great to get feedback, and even better when the feedback is positive! We hope to see you for future visits- the Mansion has something to offer in each season! Thank you again, until next time!

- Tricia Brownfield, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Always Amazing

5 on March 06, 2017

My husband and I have stayed at the Vrooman Mansion three times now. Every time has been just as enjoyable as the last! The Carl Vrooman Suite is our favorite, though every room is special in its own way! We will continue to stay here anytime we do a short get away! Breakfast is always delicious and unique! Thanks again for a wonderful stay!!! Lacie

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Rooms & Rates

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

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 carriage 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

Carl Vrooman's Suite

This spacious, masculine suite has a bedroom with queen-size bed and fireplace, an adjoining private sitting room with queen-size sofa bed and a private attached bathroom. The adjacent sitting room, where Carl and Julia would often enjoy afternoon tea, features a large window seat overlooking the original Carriage House and a peaceful park-like view of the Lincoln Oak Memorial and the south lawn. The private attached bathroom has a claw-foot slipper tub, perfect for soaking your cares away.

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

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.

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

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.

  • 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". This is a shared bathroom with Letitia's Room. Based on availability, this bathroom can be reserved for your exclusive use for an additional fee.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Check Dates


Location Type

Small town


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

Check Dates


  • 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



Tricia Brownfield

Languages spoken


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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 Gluten-free & Vegan