BOOK HISTORY | Tom and Sharon from Ohio

Choose each other. Choose “unique splendor.” Choose “service fit for royalty!”

That’s what Tom and Sharon did when they decided to drive from the Cincinnati, Ohio area and enjoy the light filled Master’s Chamber Room at the top of the 2nd floor of the mansion. Read more about their stay below, and learn about the Mansion, Master’s Chamber Room, and the amazing breakfast that awaits you.

Plan a getaway (or a staycation!) to celebrate how you’ve continued to choose each other every day with the vintage+modern details of Vrooman Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Bloomington, IL.

Guest Review from Liberty Township, Ohio


Pam and Dana,

Thank you so much for preserving the roots of this beautiful historic mansion. Your hard work and dedication certainly show in the unique splendor of each and every room. Breakfast was absolutely delicious with service fit for royalty! EVERY single member of your staff was a delight making us feel at home.

Again, our sincere appreciation for sharing your beautiful home and extending your generous hospitality.

We look forward to returning real soon!
Tom & Sharon

The Master’s Chamber Room and Private Bath

Tom and Sharon chose to stay in the Master’s Chamber Room, which has a queen bed and gorgeous mirrored armoire. If you love abundant natural light, this will quickly become one of your favorite rooms in the mansion, too.

Located on the 2nd floor at the top of our iconic staircase, looking out your bedroom door you have the perfect view of our stained glass windows. And though the upper library is open to all guests, it can feel like your own extended sitting room with bright accents that complement the red and pink colors from the Master’s Chamber.

stained glass windows at the top of the foyer stairs

The white ornamental fireplace is just for decoration, but the white couch is yours for the sitting. And behind that white door you’ll find a closet to hang your belongings as well as two luxurious robes for you to borrow during your stay.

Across the hall is a bathroom that is all for you, with a clawfoot shower/tub combo, antique pull chain toilet, and luxury local organic toiletries from a small business we know and love.

Gourmet Breakfast is Always Included

Frequent travelers know the importance of good coffee wherever you stay, and the true value of a real, hot, made fresh breakfast. At Vrooman Mansion, Tom and Sharon got to experience a gourmet breakfast that wowed them, and will amaze you, too.

Enjoy fresh fruit as your first course before your hot entree. We use seasonal, fresh, local ingredients to create a masterpiece just for you. If you have allergies or and food sensitivities or preferences please let us know when you make your reservation so we can craft a gourmet breakfast that exceeds your expectations. 

When you check in, let us know what time you’d prefer breakfast, and weather permitting, if you’d rather be on our west facing patio at our high top tables.

Who are Pam and Dana?

They’re the owners! Tom & Sharon wrote their review specifically to Pam & Dana, but have you ever met the amazing dynamic duo of a couple that pours their heart and soul into the mansion? 

Pam and Dana Kowalewski, are the proud fourth owners of the Vrooman Mansion, and discovered their passion for it in November 1999. From the moment they stepped foot inside, they were captivated by the exquisite craftsmanship and intricate details that adorned every room. With youthful enthusiasm and a sense of adventure, they embraced the role of Inn Keepers and officially became the owners of Julia’s magnificent home on July 29th, 2000.

Pam and Dana continue to fill the mansion and community with positive energy, determination, hard work, and unwavering dedication to the history of the mansion for new travelers and those who choose to celebrate their wedding and special events here. Pam and Dana actively contribute to their community, supporting local businesses and working with guests to create unforgettable moments and lifelong memories. They consider it a privilege to be a part of their guests’ stories and feel grateful to have them as companions on their own journey.

Choose to stay in a mansion

Consider treating each other to a getaway at Vrooman Mansion. You’ll find a mansion built in 1869 with the character to fuel new memories and the modern amenities every guest needs to be comfortable including free WiFi, included gourmet breakfast, and endlessly available free beverages and snacks.

Find the room in the Mansion or the Carriage House that fits your personalities and add-on special extras like charcuterie, chocolate covered strawberries, or even a massage.

Can’t decide? Buy a gift certificate or check availability together to book time away and invest in your relationship.

Choose to stay in a mansion.


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