BOOK HISTORY | Clyde and Amanda from Stamping Ground, KY

A Google search for “Top B&Bs” set Clyde and Amanda on a Midwest roadtrip from Stamping Ground, Kentucky to Bloomington, Illinois for a much-needed escape from the daily responsibilities of work and life!

During their extended getaway in the Carl Vrooman Suite, both Clyde and Amanda shared their individual perspectives in the journal on Carl’s desk. Read more below about what made them want to turn this experience into an annual tradition!

When you stay with us, pick up the journal in your room, and 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, check availability, book your stay and make history.

Guest Review from Clyde & Amanda of Stamping Ground, Kentucky

Thank you to Clyde and Amanda for choosing Vrooman Mansion, and for choosing to share their story to inspire others to getaway together and make new memories.

Clyde’s Perspective

“It had gotten to the point where my wife and I needed to get away for a weekend. The hustle & bustle & stresses of the holidays, work, trying to be the best teachers we could be for our three children (10, 11, 11 – twins) who were at home virtually learning. So I get online and googled Top 10 or Best B&B near me or something to that effect. Anyways, Vrooman Mansion was one of the places. So I decided for Valentine’s Day weekend (why not?). After roughly 6 hours of driving my wife & I arrived. We were immediately greeted with a warm smile as we were taken on a ghost tour before settling into our room.

The Carl Vrooman Suite is simply amazing. It’s got that gentleman manly feel to it but it’s also a romantic setting as well. With the bathtub and windows in the sitting room. Breakfast was absolutely delightful! Can’t wait for breakfast in the morning. Such a wonderful stay so far. Will more than likely make this an annual stay or maybe stay again in the spring/summer when the flowers have bloomed. Anyway, def. recommend this place & this room! Don’t want to leave & get back to reality.

P.S. My wife will be adding to this later.”

Amanda’s Perspective

“The Wife 🙂

What an amazing weekend! It was just what we needed! Beautiful home, room & people. Everything was perfect right down to the little added extras. The strawberries, a bouquet of my favorite flowers & the bath set, I loved it all. My husband and I needed a weekend away and the Vrooman Mansion provided just that. We talked, took long baths, played cards & long naps! It was nice to just enjoy each other without kids, TV or any other distractions.

Thanks for such an amazing stay & the amazing delicious breakfast! We hope to visit again soon.”

The Carl Vrooman Suite is “Masculine & Romantic”

This 2 bedroom suite is located on the 2nd floor of the mansion at the end of the hall. The room is decorated in deep green and brown with accents of gold and white. In Clyde’s words, “It’s got that gentleman manly feel to it but it’s also a romantic setting as well.”

You’ll find details like a an antique shaving set on the marble top dresser, and a vintage pipe next to the wingback chair. Carl Vrooman was the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture to US President Woodrow Wilson, and traveled often as part of his responsibilities. You’ll find an antique traveling trunk in the room to add to the decor.

The Adjoining Sitting Room is Bright and Spacious

Adjacent to the bedroom is a spacious and bright sitting room with large windows overlooking the grounds with a bench perfect for your morning coffee. The couch is also a pull out queen sized bed. In the sitting room you’ll find an antique desk and a journal for you to write in. Carl and Julia Vrooman co-authored a book together called the Lure and Lore of Travel. Perhaps your next book, story, or poem is ready to get its start at this very desk.

Splurge for the Bathtub Extras & Romantic Add-Ons

Each suite at Vrooman Mansion has it’s own private bath, and the Carl Vrooman Suite is no exception. This bath, however comes with a unique bathtub. A vintage clawfoot tub to be exact, with a handheld sprayer. If bathtubs aren’t your thing, we have several other suites with stand-up and walk-in showers. But if you’ve been craving a luxurious soak in a tub, this is what you’ve been looking for. And we also offer a bath package you can add on to your stay to make your soak even more luxurious and enjoyable. For Clyde and Amanda, it was an escape from reality they weren’t quite ready to return from!

Gourmet Breakfast Always Included

Every overnight stay comes with a gourmet breakfast in the morning in our historic dining room at a table once graced by US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, poets and actors. Creating a one of a kind breakfast experience is part of what makes Vrooman Mansion a true bed and breakfast. Please let us know whether you have any allergies for us to consider, so we can create an amazing experience for you using our freshest seasonal ingredients!

eggs benedict with a fruit cup

our gourmet breakfast is included

Book Your Stay and Make History

Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, birthday or holiday, or have finally decided to plan a night away to reconnect, view all of the suites at Vrooman Mansion to find the one that best fits your personality and needs.

Then check availability and book your stay. Create the next moment in your personal history at Vrooman Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Bloomington, Illinois. 

an evening glow is cast on the west facing porch

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