"Thank you for a wonderful step back in time and delicious, beautifully prepared breakfasts. You are to be commended for your hard work and dedication in keeping this grand piece of history alive. You are doing something very special here. Best wishes for continued success."

Bob & Pam,
Coronado, CA

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Historic Bed and Breakfast in Bloomington, Illinois

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.


"Take Me To The 1893 Chicago World's Fair" Afternoon Tea

Vrooman Mansion Bed & Breakfast

701 E. Taylor St.

Bloomington, Illinois 61701

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Two seatings Available ~ 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 until 5:00 p.m.

Step back in time with The Tea Ladies and Vrooman Staff for an exciting afternoon at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

Enjoy a generous and delightful afternoon tea buffet with a festive fair theme presented by the Vrooman Mansion.

Then, experience an unforgettable day at the 1893 Columbian Exposition - the fair that offered a glimpse into the future of a new century; electricity, iced tea, Cracker Jack, the Ferris Wheel, Thomas Edison's fabulous Tower Of Lights, and oh, so much more.

Guests get to participate as fair-goers if they like, and share what they experience while at the fair.

Dress in 1893 fair attire is encouraged but not required.


Ticket cost is $32.00 per person with pre-paid reservations required.

For tea reservations only, please call Nancy at 1-309-827-2200.

Make this into a Girls Weekend and stay the night!

For overnight accommodations, call Vrooman Mansion.





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Vrooman Mansion
Pam & Dana Kowalewski, Hosts

701 East Taylor Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

Phone: 309.828.8816
Toll Free: 877.346.6488
Fax: 309.828.2596