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Scottdale, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Staying in the Rose Room, we found the mansion to be absolutely beautiful. The service was excellent just the same. Such details and preservation of an era gone by, we were serenaded by the piano and enjoyed speaking with the owner. We were blessed with a tour of the house and had every amenity we could think of. We highly... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

My husband and I enjoy going to B&Bs when we are traveling and on the way back home from a trip to Wisconsin, we spent the night in BLoomington, IL at this B&B. It was near the down-town area, and fairly easy to access off of the interstate. We knew we'd arrive late, so we called and let them know... More 

Thank Karen L
Vroomanmansion, Manager at Vrooman Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! As a small business, we enjoy and take seriously our guest's comments, and love to here how there experience was with us. We appreciate your taking the time to comment on your stay, and are glad you found it enjoyable! While there should have been natural creamers as well in the cream dish, any suggestions... More 

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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

A lovely mansion steeped in history. We only stayed one night on our way back to Chicago after a 3 week road tour but it will always stay in the memory. The house is beautifully furnished in period style and our room (Julia Vrooman's Suite) was superb. Breakfast was delicious and served in a magnificent dining room. Add the friendly... More 

Thank KaceyNorfolk
Chicago, Illinois
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2,052 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,383 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

As a matter of full disclosure, my wife and I aren't bed-and-breakfast people. We've stayed in a few over the years. Monmouth in Natchez, Mississippi, and Madewood in Napoleonville, Louisiana, were exceptional. We also enjoyed Cedar Grove in Vicksburg, Mississippi, on three occasions. On our recent trip, we stopped in Bloomington, Illinois, on the way back from Colorado and visited... More 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Why would you stay in a run of the mill hotel in Bloomington when this incredible historic mansion has room for you? This is an owner operated bed and breakfast with beautiful historic rooms and incredible common areas. The owners are friendly and proud of their hospitality and their maintenance of this amazing mansion. If you are in town for... More 

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Vroomanmansion, Manager at Vrooman Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! As a smaller, privately owned business, we rely on customer feedback and reviews. We strive to provide 5-star guest service and quality in everything we do. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and taking the time to review our performance. We hope your travels bring you our way again! Thank you again!... More 

Normal, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our one year wedding Anniversary by staying in my favorite mansion in the town I grew up in and live. thank you for making it perfect! Great food, room, and hospitality! The sheets were high end, and we had dinner on the porch. We kept all electronics off and read to each other instead.

Thank janeine2015
Vroomanmansion, Owner at Vrooman Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for deciding to stay with us for your Anniversary "Staycation"! It was a pleasure meeting you and Andrew. We can't wait for you to come back and try the Carriage House for a Girl's Weekend. Or, if Andrew feels left out, another special getaway! More 

Farmer City, Illinois
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66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Recently attended a baby shower at the Vrooman Mansion and was quite impressed. Still decorated in her Christmas finery,It was a gorgeous sight to see.Beautiful & very tasteful,it was.And the house was warm,which really surprised me,as big,old houses can be quite chilly & drafty on a snowy,very cold winter's day. The staff seemed quite helpful & nice,and the food was... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We hosted a baby shower tea luncheon here today and it was incredible. I cannot say enough about the staff, the food, and the beauty of the mansion. All we had to do was send invitations, provide centerpieces if we wanted, and make place cards. We didn't even have to load the baby gifts into the car. If you are... More 

Thank Ann8142014
Vroomanmansion, Manager at Vrooman Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We strive to make every event run smooth and as effortless for the guests as possible; it is nice to hear when we have met expectations. We hope to see you again in the future! More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

The mansion was lovely and the staff very friendly and helpful. The mansion is beautiful and unique. We were there before Christmas and it was decorated beautifully. Breakfast was generous and had a good variety of items so everyone should have something they like. Lots of snacks, drinks, candy around for guests...very nice touch. Lots of public spaces to use.... More 

Thank Brian C
Vroomanmansion, Guest Relations Manager at Vrooman Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are pleased you had a wonderful experience with us! We strive to have all of our guest experiences be note worthy, and we are glad to hear when we meet that goal. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to see you again! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

First I must say the place was beautiful. We stayed in the carriage house and it was just me and my wife so we had it all to are selves. The place was perfect in every way all the way down to a great breakfast. I would advise renting the carriage house to anyone who wants to have a great... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 Dimmitt'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-as long as they can pull themselves away from their luxurious accommodations. Because of its central location-just off of I-55, I-74, Route 39 and Historic Route 66-the Vrooman Mansion is a great place for friends and family to meet. In addition, its relative proximity to the larger cities of Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis makes for an ideal weekend getaway for city dwellers. Make your reservation today for a pampered and luxurious experience at the beautiful and historic Vrooman Mansion. Make your reservation today for a pampered and luxurious experience at the beautiful and historic Vrooman Mansion. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vrooman Mansion

Address: 701 East Taylor Street, Bloomington, IL 61701
Region: United States > Illinois > Bloomington
Price Range: £97 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vrooman Mansion 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Book Carl Vrooman's Suite with sitting room, queen-size bed and private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 866TaylorB, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The coach house is a private enclave unto itself.”
 of 5 bubbles bethhage, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We got to look at all the rooms and they were all nice. Some may not have their own bath.”
 of 5 bubbles BrianC310, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The Carriage House is perfect for a family or a group of four-five friends!”
 of 5 bubbles N6878VHkathym, 6 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The upstairs rooms would not be accessible to wheelchairs.”
 of 5 bubbles mjs47, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
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