BOOK HISTORY | TJ & Lisa from Iowa

Discover the Perfect Getaway at Vrooman Mansion

TJ and Lisa’s Unforgettable Experience

TJ and Lisa Duncan from Danville, Iowa decided to take a different approach to celebrate their 8th Wedding Anniversary (as opposed to the more traditional Bronze and Pottery gifts). A short two and a half hour car ride from the Iowa/Illinois border brought them to Vrooman Mansion to celebrate! (Little did they know they’d also find bronze and pottery throughout the mansion!)

Read their review and learn more about their experience, including the Carl Vrooman Suite, the mansion property, coffee and of course… gourmet breakfast!

Guest Review: The Duncans from Danville, Iowa

This is what TJ and Lisa wrote about their stay in their own words:

“First time here & we really enjoyed our stay. We had the luxury of having the mansion to ourselves & enjoyed walking & looking through each room. This is our 1st B&B and we couldn’t have been more pleased. Celebrating our 8-year anniversary will be one we never forget. The breakfast was WONDERFUL & huge! The coffee… delicious! Thank you so much for this unique stay & for the memorable experience.”

The Mansion Property in Bloomington, Illinois

TJ and Lisa’s stay at Vrooman Mansion, a historic bed and breakfast in Bloomington, Illinois, was truly an enchanting experience. Nestled in the heart of Bloomington, this majestic mansion exudes a vibrant charm that captures the essence of both vintage elegance and modern comfort. Built in 1869, Vrooman Mansion carries with it a rich history and an inviting atmosphere that beckons visitors to embark on their own unforgettable journeys.




With 7 overnight suites, all boasting private bathrooms, Vrooman Mansion offers a variety of accommodations to suit every traveler’s needs. The guest rooms have been thoughtfully decorated with a blend of antique period furniture and modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Each room holds a piece of history, allowing guests to transport themselves to a bygone era while still enjoying the conveniences of the present.

The 2 Room Carl Vrooman Suite

During their stay, TJ and Lisa had the pleasure of residing in the Carl Vrooman Suite, a spacious and inviting two-room suite. The suite features a beautifully crafted high back burl-wood-posted queen-size bed, an ornamental fireplace, and large windows that offer breathtaking views of the mansion’s picturesque surroundings.The adjoining private sitting room, complete with a queen-size sofa bed and Carl Vrooman’s writing desk, provides a peaceful sanctuary for relaxation and reflection. With its captivating ambiance and delightful amenities, the Carl Vrooman Suite is the perfect setting for creating cherished memories with your significant other.


Common Areas in the Mansion & Carriage House

While indulging in the luxury of their suite, TJ and Lisa also had the opportunity to explore the mansion and its grounds. Every corner of the mansion tells a story, immersing visitors in a world of timeless beauty. The common areas on the first floor, including the parlor and library, invite guests to unwind and reconnect with their loved ones.

antique red velvet chairs and couch in a parlor from the late 1800s

The parlor is ideal for gatherings, showers, weddings, or a place to play games and sip a beverage during your stay.

The grand two-story English-style foyer, adorned with stained glass windows, exudes an air of grandeur, welcoming guests with open arms. Throughout the mansion, guests can discover hidden treasures such as the Music Room with its baby grand player piano and the safe room and study that once belonged to Julia Scott, a remarkable businesswoman of her time.

stained glass windows at the top of the foyer stairs

Gourmet Breakfast in the Dining Room or on the Patio

During their stay, TJ and Lisa were treated to a gourmet breakfast prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients. The staff at Vrooman Mansion takes pride in crafting delectable dishes that tantalize the taste buds and provide a delightful start to the day. From fresh seasonal fruit dishes to mouthwatering hot entrees, each breakfast at Vrooman Mansion is a culinary adventure that surprises and delights.

Explore Downtown Bloomington Illinois

The allure of Vrooman Mansion extends beyond its walls. The surrounding area offers a wealth of activities and attractions to explore, ensuring that guests can create their own unique experiences. Whether it’s strolling through the vibrant downtown area of Bloomington, indulging in local cuisine, or immersing oneself in the rich history of the region, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

view of McLean County Museum through orange and yellow mum flowers

As you read about TJ and Lisa’s experience at Vrooman Mansion, it’s hard not to be captivated by the charm and allure of this historic bed and breakfast. The fusion of vintage elegance and modern comfort, the rich history, and the array of experiences waiting to be discovered make Vrooman Mansion the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or a memorable celebration.

Book Your Overnight Stay | Stay in a Mansion

So why not embark on your own adventure and create your own version of TJ and Lisa’s experience with your significant other? Book an overnight stay at Vrooman Mansion and immerse yourself in the vibrant majesty of this enchanting destination. Indulge in the history, savor the gourmet breakfasts, and let the mansion’s timeless beauty inspire your own unforgettable experiences.

Click here to check availability and begin your journey today. Your own story awaits at Vrooman Mansion. #BookHistory


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