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Vrooman Mansion

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   701 East Taylor Street, Bloomington, IL 61701
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's rare to find a true 5 Star establishment in a small non-tourististy area but it's there. The Vrooman Mansion is the finest B&B I have ever stayed. Consideration was given to every detail. Authenticity of the mansion remains. The owners, Pam and Dana are warm and welcoming. There is indeed pride of ownership and it reflects throughout both the... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I don't think anyone really thinks of Bloomington, Illinois as a B&B town, but the Vrooman Mansion is an absolutely gorgeous place, in a very quiet historic neighborhood. The couple that runs it have done a lot of work to maintain and improve the property, and the old carriage house is now a separate guest cottage that can be rented... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A cozy yet magnificent mansion. They have maintained much of the history from the original owners. The innkeeper is very wonderful and cooks a magnificent breakfast. The carriage house is very warm and comfortable. A must stay if you are in Bloomington.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were looking for a B & B because we love to see beautiful historic homes & have a great breakfast:) Vrooman is both & more! The owners were very gracious. They even have bicycles available to borrow. We had so much fun tooling around town on our 3 wheel adult size bikes! The work the owners have done to... More 

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Vroomanmansion, Owner at Vrooman Mansion, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you guys were willing to be the first guests to try out the new 3-wheelers! We plan to add some packages to the new web site coming soon....and we definitely want to have a day on the Constitution Trial and tooling around town with the 3-wheelers. Glad you enjoyed them, 3rd Sunday Market, the Farmer's Market, Gridley... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

When in Bloomington-Normal, be sure to stay at or at least visit the historic Vrooman Mansion. This is one of the remaining grand homes of Bloomington, and shouldn't be missed. It is a delightful B&B in the beautifully restored home of Julia and Carl Vrooman. Originally built in 1869 and expanded in later years, the house invites you in for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We really enjoyed out stay at this B & B it was beautiful and with in walking distance to downtown. The breakfast was yummy and we would stay here again if we are ever back in Bloomington, IL! The woodwork is beautiful and the lights are also original.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

As we planned for the drop off of our daughter at IWU, my husband took on the responsibility of booking an overnight stay for us... and wow, what a treat it was! While the neighborhood seems a bit run down, the home is very convenient to the IWU campus and has so much charm & history. When we arrived, Tricia... More 

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85 hotel reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Vrooman is a beautiful historic mansion which on close examination needs some repairs and attention. The breakfast was out of this world! Delicious, creative and quite large. Service was excellent and they accommodate the smallest requests. We had a party for 30 people catered by the Inn and it was perfect in every way. We stayed in the charming... More 

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Vroomanmansion, Owner at Vrooman Mansion, responded to this review

We're very glad to hear that you & your family enjoyed the event, our creative & ample breakfast and the service we provided. Also, that you enjoyed the peace and charm of the Carriage House. My apologizes that the mattress didn't fit your preference. It is a new Simmons Black Beauty Rest firm mattress with plush pillow top. Not all... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My first stay at a B&B - and the Vrooman Mansion did not disappoint. Based on information from the website and other TA reviews, I expected wonderful breakfasts. Wow! I savored three gourmet breakfasts during my stay, and the menus were deliciously varied. Treats included potato and bacon frittatas, crepes with fresh peaches and cream, Black Forest pancakes with fresh... More 

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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The rooms are very nice and clean!! A little more light in the rooms would be nice. The building is very historic and some original items in the B&B. The staff were very accommodating!! Breakfast was delicious, and a very large portion. There is a great room, you can visit with other guests and there are snaks and drinks available.... More 

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Address: 701 East Taylor Street, Bloomington, IL 61701
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Location: United States > Illinois > Bloomington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vrooman Mansion 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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