Motorcycle Getaway: Exploring Vrooman Mansion’s Fern Suite and Carriage House
Have you ever experienced the joy of riding historic Route 66 on a motorcycle? Cathy and Ron did as they drove up two and a half hours from St. Louis, Missouri!
At Vrooman Mansion, we thrive on creating vibrant and unforgettable experiences for our guests. Our historic bed and breakfast in Bloomington, Illinois, holds a treasure trove of vintage charm and modern luxury, beckoning adventurers from near and far.
Today, we invite you to embark on an exhilarating journey as we recount the extraordinary motorcycle getaway of Cathy and Ron, who discovered the allure of Vrooman Mansion for their first bed and breakfast experience.
Guest Review from St. Louis, Missouri
Thank you for a wonderful experience. This is our 1st B&B on a motorcycle ride and it was amazing, luxurious & beautiful. We have nice memories!
Cathy & Ron, St. Louis, MO
The Fern Suite – A Tranquil Retreat
Cathy and Ron, on their first motorcycle ride to a bed and breakfast, found themselves captivated by the Fern Suite at our Carriage House. Located on the second floor, this exquisite suite derives its name from the lush ferns that once adorned the grounds, lovingly planted by Julia Vrooman, one of the original owners. As they stepped into the suite, they were embraced by a richly toned décor that evoked a sense of being whisked away from the everyday hustle. The queen-size memory foam pillow-top mattress, encased in a hand-painted frame, ensures nights of blissful slumber.
The modern bathroom, a marvel in itself, boasts a tile and glass shower, custom woodwork, and an antique mirror with a hand-painted sink. To further enhance their stay, a reading chair and marble top dresser and tables add a touch of elegance and coziness. From the north and west-facing shuttered windows, Cathy and Ron enjoyed picturesque views of the Main House and the spacious lawn that stretched before them. For moments of relaxation, guests can indulge in reading books on the screened-in porch or take leisurely walks on the nearby Constitution Trail.
The Enchanting Carriage House
The Fern Suite is one of two delightful suites housed within our charming Carriage House. With its recent renovation, this two-story structure seamlessly blends the warmth of a cozy cottage getaway with modern amenities and spa-quality bathroom fixtures. The Carriage House beckons those seeking an immersive experience in the heart of Bloomington, Illinois.
Both suites are situated on the second floor, providing privacy and comfort with their own private baths and walk-in showers. Guests can choose to reserve one suite or indulge in the entire Carriage House for a private retreat. The first floor of the Carriage House sets the stage for intimate gatherings, complete with heated floors and a stone-set wood-burning fireplace. Stepping beyond the screened-in porch, Cathy and Ron discovered an outdoor fireplace nestled among the mature oak and maple trees, creating the perfect ambiance for cozy moments under the stars with wine or s’mores.
The Carriage House truly caters to every guest’s desire. Whether you’re a writer seeking quiet inspiration, a newlywed couple longing for a secluded honeymoon suite, or the leader of a small group of ladies planning a spa party weekend, the Carriage House offers a sanctuary for all.
Guests who choose to reserve both bedrooms and privatize the Carriage House gain access to a queen-size pullout sleeper sofa, accommodating up to six overnight guests. Please note that all our suites are located on the second floor and do not have elevator access. However, our attentive staff is always available to assist with carrying bags.
Unveiling the Unforgettable Amenities
At Vrooman Mansion, we go above and beyond to ensure an extraordinary stay for our guests. Our commitment to exceptional service extends beyond the Fern Suite and Carriage House, permeating every inch of our estate.
Allow us to entice you with a glimpse of the amenities we offer:
- Free secure Wi-Fi throughout the estate keeps you connected to the modern world while you indulge in history.
- Start each day with a gourmet plated breakfast served in the Main House, fueling your adventures.
- Satisfy your cravings with 24-hour complimentary beverages and snacks, always at your fingertips.
- Luxurious linens, My Pillows, and supplemental down pillows ensure your comfort throughout your stay.
- Slip into our cozy spa bathrobes and indulge in locally made organic soap and lip balm, providing a touch of indulgence.
- Our spa-quality bath and body products elevate your self-care routine, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate.
- Hair dryers are conveniently located in each suite, saving you precious packing space.
- For your convenience, iron and ironing boards are available upon request.
- Embrace the warmth of our indoor and outdoor fireplaces, creating a vibrant atmosphere for mingling and storytelling.
- The outdoor bar with a pergola offers the perfect setting for sipping your favorite libations.
- With 24-hour entry access, you can come and go as you please, immersing yourself in the spirit of adventure.
- Driveway parking and ample on-street parking in front of the Carriage House ensure easy access to your motorcycle getaway.
- Just a short stroll or ride away, downtown Bloomington presents an array of restaurants waiting to be explored.
- As the closest overnight accommodations to downtown, we place you at the heart of the action.
- Our common area on the first floor of the Carriage House boasts a 42″ Smart flat-screen TV with free Netflix for moments of entertainment and relaxation.
- Also only in the Carriage House, find solace by the wood-burning fireplace, igniting inspiration and camaraderie.
- The screened-in back porch beckons both Fern Suite guests to enjoy the fresh air and picturesque surroundings.
- Indulge in the warmth of the outdoor fireplace and patio, forging memories under the night sky.
- For your convenience, the Carriage House offers a coffee maker with supplies and a microwave in the kitchen.
- A full-size guest refrigerator is also available in the kitchen, providing a home-away-from-home experience.
- You can also experience the ambiance of the Main Mansion House’s first floor and porches, further enriching your stay.
Book Your Stay
With every detail meticulously crafted to create a dynamic and immersive experience, Vrooman Mansion awaits your arrival. Cathy and Ron embarked on a motorcycle journey that unveiled the vibrant history and modern luxury nestled within our walls.
As you plan your own adventure, we invite you to book your motorcycle getaway and embark on an extraordinary ride along Route 66, leading you to the captivating city of Bloomington, Illinois. Prepare to explore, indulge, and uncover the secrets of Vrooman Mansion—a place where memories are made and dreams find their footing in reality.
Your motorcycle getaway awaits!
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