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Vrooman Mansion

2.5 of 5
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701 East Taylor Street, Bloomington, IL 61701
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Ranked #1 of 3 Bloomington B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I can not speak fondly enough of this adorable Bed & Breakfast. The building has more charm than anything else in Illinois. The staff love the house and love having others enjoy it. The were very attentive to anything I needed, including a custom breakfast since I don't eat eggs, but gave me freedom to enjoy the whole home and... More 

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Midlothian, Illinois
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I went to Bloomington for my daughter's cheer competition. I was wanting to do something different than a regular hotel. I am so glad I found this place. It was so relaxing and the whole mansion is beautiful. I was given a tour and information when I first got there. They made me feel at home from the beginning. My... More 

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Vroomanmansion, Co- Manager at Vrooman Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you very much Crystal for the kind words! We are delighted you found us and had such a wonderful experience. We strive to make every guest feel at home; it sounds like you had a wonderful getaway! We look forward to your return visit; We'll make sure your husband enjoys his stay as much as you have! Tricia More 

Paxton, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Mansion Dec.17, 2014. It was a Christmas shopping trip, and the stay at the Mansion was our Christmas gift. What a gift it was! From the moment we entered the home, we were immersed in old-fashioned Christmas magic and welcomed with warmth and friendliness by innkeeper Lori. Beautiful Christmas trees and decorations were... More 

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Vroomanmansion, employee at Vrooman Mansion, responded to this review

What a sweet and thoughtful review! Thank you so much for staying with us! It was such a pleasure getting to know you! One of the greatest things about working at the Mansion is meeting new people and welcoming back the ones who return. We are looking forward to spending another Christmas with you...a different room every year?! Thank you... More 

Mentor, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My wife and I were in for a weekend in early November to visit a college roommate and we stayed at the Vrooman Mansion. I booked the Julia Vrooman suite for our two day stay. We were not disappointed and would return. Wonderful breakfasts each morning that was very filling. They also had snacks and coffee/tea/water on the floor where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Minnesota
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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