Vrooman Mansion

The Vrooman Mansion is a historic Bed and Breakfast in Bloomington, Illinois. Located in the quiet neighborhood of Dimmitt's Grove in the heart of Bloomington/Normal, the Vrooman Mansion offers a luxurious and tranquil retreat for discerning guest looking for an escape from the city.

The elegant bed and breakfast feature seven guest rooms and suites that have been tastefully decorated and individually styled with antique period décor and furnishings for sheer comfort, and a full gourmet breakfast is served very morning. Vrooman Mansion


»Rooms & Suites

Rooms & Suites


Each room and suite features inviting beds with high-quality linens, down pillows and thick comforters, bathrooms have micro-fiber robes, plush towels, and organic products, and modern amenities abound, including complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, and snacks, and free wireless Internet.

Carl Vrooman's Suite is a spacious, masculine suite with a queen-size bed dressed in high-quality linens, down pillows and thick comforters, and a private bathroom with an antique claw-foot slipper tub, micro-fiber robes, plush towels and organic bath products. The suite also features a separate sitting room with queen-size sofa bed a large window seat overlooking the original Carriage House and the Lincoln Oak Memorial. Photo:

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Julia Vrooman's Suite boasts a ravishing, sunny atmosphere and beautiful views over the back lawn and garden through large windows. This modern suite features a queen-size bed dressed in high-quality linens, down pillows and thick comforters, and a private bathroom with a beautiful marble shower, micro-fiber robes, plush towels and organic bath products. A comfortable sitting room has European carved antique furniture and a wood-burning fireplace.

Once a guest room in Scott's home, The Rose Suite is a charming European-style bedroom that features a queen-size bed dressed in high-quality linens, down pillows and thick comforters, and a private bathroom with a wooden rail claw-foot tub with an overhead shower, micro-fiber robes, plush towels and organic bath products. This charming room overlooks the original builder of the mansion, Eli Barber’s home. Photo:

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The Master's Chamber Suite is a grand Victorian room that has been replicated to its original décor with furnishings such as a beautiful mirrored armoire and marble top dresser. The suite features a queen-size bed dressed in high-quality linens, down pillows and thick comforters, and a private bathroom with a claw-foot tub and shower combination and pull-chain "water chamber," micro-fiber robes, plush towels and organic bath products.

Letitia's Suite is intricately decorated with elements of century-old artistic craftsmanship such as vintage clothes and hats and a collection of hatpins. The suite features a communal lounge and sitting area with a work desk and television and a beautifully appointed private bathroom with a claw-foot tub and shower combination and pull-chain "water chamber," micro-fiber robes, plush towels and organic bath products.

The Charlevoix Suite and Fern Suite can be found in the Carriage House and feature the same amenities as the main house suites. Photo:

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»Dining & Amenities

Dining & Amenities


A sumptuous full breakfast is served every morning in the dining room or out on the sunny terrace – weather depending. The breakfast menu consists of seasonal dishes prepared with the finest and freshest locally sourced ingredients and includes fresh orange juice, specially blended coffees and teas, seasonal fruit dishes, and hot entrées.

The Vrooman Mansion has several public rooms and areas in which to relax, from the private library and music room to the safe room, parlor and dining room. All of these rooms are exquisitely furnished with Victorian furniture, have wood-burning fireplaces and comfortable sofas and seating.

The Mansion also hosts a range of events throughout the year such as cooking classes and mansion tours. Cooking Classes feature an evening of cooking demonstrations, hands-on experience, delicious food and a fun atmosphere and have included an Outdoor BBQ on the lawn, a wine pairing class called Classes with Glasses, and Holiday Entertaining & Appetizers.

Guided walking tours of the house and the gardens are held intermittently and offer a unique insight into the rich history of the mansion and its gorgeous gardens. Neighborhood tours can also be enjoyed and include a tea or lunch stop at one of the elegant homes or gardens in the area and shopping. Photo:

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»Weddings & Meetings

Weddings & Meetings


The Vrooman Mansion provides an elegant Victorian venue for romantic weddings and other special occasions. From the mansion’s beautiful surroundings to the enchanting detail of the suites, the Vrooman Mansion creates the perfect locale for the perfect wedding. The Vrooman Mansion has facilities to accommodate all types of wedding and occasion, including luxurious lodgings, rehearsal dinners, romantic ceremonies, formal and informal receptions, social gatherings, and Sunday brunches.

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Romantic Getaways in Illinois: Vrooman Mansion in Bloomington