BOOK HISTORY | Skye and Ryan from Chicago

Skye & Ryan drove 2 hours from Chicago, IL and had their first B & B experience with us in the vibrant and recently redecorated Rose Suite.

This was our first bed and breakfast experience and thanks to the Vrooman Mansion it won’t be our last!” 

You know you’ve been talking about a getaway or a night away, so don’t put it off any longer. And if you can’t decide on a date yet, buy your significant other a gift certificate and then you can plan together.

Read Skye & Ryan’s review and what they loved so much about their stay, then find the suite that fits your personality, and choose to stay in a mansion.   

Guest Review of Skye & Ryan from Chicago, Illinois

Our experience was better than we could have imagined!

From the second we arrived we felt nothing but comfort. The piano, the coffee, the porch, the breakfast… all unreal!

This was our first bed and breakfast experience and thanks to the Vrooman Mansion it won’t be our last.

Sit in every room. Play a round of chess. Sit and read a book with the window open. Take a bath <3

Skye & Ryan 🙂 Chicago


handwritten journal sitting on a gold, green and magenta comforter


The Rose Suite

Skye & Ryan stayed in the Rose Suite on the 2nd floor of the mansion, which is located between the Master Chamber Room at the top of the stairs and Carl Vrooman Suite at the end of the hall.

With windows facing East. Inside you’ll find a queen-sized bed, tufted magenta sitting couch, secretary desk (perfect for writing your own journal review), and a marble top dresser with a list of any last minute add-ons you might want to enhance your stay.

The decorative fireplace adds an element of vintage charm and reminder of a time when central heating and air wasn’t as common.


wide view of a vintage bedroom with queen size bed, magenta couch, secretary desk and marble top dresser


Private Bath & Luxurious Extras

The Rose Suite has a private attached full bath which includes a bathtub and shower combination. The tub is a unique clawfoot tub with a wooden outside; an uncommon find! And of course in all of our bathrooms you’ll find soap, shampoo, conditioner and a hair dryer to make your stay more convenient. You’ll also find a makeup washcloth and locally made lip balm. 

If you’d like to level up your experience, you can also add on a Bath Package, which included additional bath salts among other luxuries. It’s the perfect addition if you’re one night or several.


vintage wooden clawfoot bathtub shower combo


Gourmet Breakfast Always Included

As a true bed and breakfast, gourmet breakfast is always included with every overnight stay. And you don’t need an alarm clock, because the smell of breakfast wafting up the stairs will get you up. Before you arrive, please let us know if you have allergies or food preferences so we can ensure everyone has the gourmet experience.  Click here to view some sample seasonal menus to get an idea of what you can look forward to. 


banana french toast


Commons Areas for Guests to Enjoy

On the first floor of the mansion next to the foyer, we have the music room which includes our player piano that can be controlled through an iPad, or played naturally. You’ll also find the luxurious parlor with red velvet covered furniture and a beautiful bay window. The idea spot to talk, sip a glass of wine, or play a game like Ryan and Skye suggested.

vintage parlor with red velvet furniturelong outdoor porch with tables for seating


A Short Drive and Lasting Memories

Significance happens at Vrooman Mansion. It has since 1869. And everyone that stays with us creates their own history, too. 

If life’s journey brings you through Illinois, like it did for Skye & Ryan, choose to stay a few nights at a true bed and breakfast in Bloomington, Illinois.

Embrace our history. Read their stories. And create your own.

Check Availability of the Rose Suite today.



Every suite at the mansion and carriage house has a journal for our guests to share their experiences. And each book captures the history our guests have created in their lives, with Vrooman Mansion in Bloomington, Illinois as the backdrop.

Book History is our new online series where we highlight a guest experience in their own words alongside the overnight suite and details that helped them form new memories and new history in their lives.

When you stay with us, read the chronicles of previous guests. Laugh with them. Share in their surprises, their awe, their personal reflection, and their wishes for the future. Get to know the lives of others, one page at a time. Then grab a pen and share your story.

Read on, book your stay and make history.

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