BOOK HISTORY | Babymoon Guest Review from Peoria, Illinois

What is a Babymoon?

While a Honeymoon happens after the wedding, a Babymoon happens before the baby arrives! For first time (or repeat) parents, taking some time away together before your family joyfully expands can be a great way to connect with your partner and have some time to yourselves. And while you could do that anywhere, why not choose a mansion that will pamper you with gourmet breakfast?

Melissa & Matthew took a quick 40 minute drive from Peoria, for a night away before their son was born. With the extra luxury of the sitting room and bathtub in the Carl Vrooman Suite, they were able to enjoy some time together in preparation for the new chapter in their lives. 

Read more about their experience, check availability, and plan a mini-getaway by staying in a vibrant and historic B&B. 

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Guest Review from Peoria, Illinois

Great hospitality and overall just a lovely place to stay. We stayed here just for the night. This was our last little getaway before the arrival of our son. This soon to be momma really enjoyed the bath as it was simply divine. The bed sheets were so comfy too. We will be back! 

Emily & Matthew Panich of Peoria, IL 

The Carl Vrooman Suite at Vrooman Mansion

This two-room suite is on the second floor of the mansion, accessible by two different staircases. With its own attached private bathroom, this a comfy and roomy space that can accommodate a couple looking for an intimate getaway. But it’s also great for two single guests, a family of four, or a small group of friends looking for a weekend escape because of the full size queen sofa bed in the adjoining room.

The main bedroom is adorned with a grand queen-size bed framed by burl-wood posts, an elegant decorative fireplace with deep colors, and windows facing north and east.

Right next door, the private sitting room boasts a queen-size sofa bed and the writing desk once used by Carl Vrooman himself. It’s the perfect spot to put aside your to-do list and unwind.

Carl and his wife Julia used to enjoy afternoon tea in this room, which offers a wide window seat with a view of the charming gardens, the majestic maple and oak trees, the historic Carriage House, and the Lincoln Oak Memorial where Lincoln and Douglas famously gave speeches.

In the attached private bathroom, you’ll find a unique pull-chain toilet and a claw-foot slipper tub with a handheld shower head. (Note: If you prefer showers over baths, we have other rooms available with walk-in showers or shower/tub combinations.)

And for those who cherish a good soak after a long day, don’t hesitate to ask us about our bath package. It includes all the essentials for a pampering and soothing experience: our signature soaking salts, sugar scrub, and more, all infused with delightful essential oils to leave you feeling calm and rejuvenated. Then, wake up to the delightful scent of our gourmet breakfast the next morning and make your way downstairs to savor every moment of it.

Package Upgrades to Help You Celebrate

In addition to choosing from our 7 suites to find the one that best fits your personalities, consider upgrading your stay with a few add-ons or packages.

We offer meat, cheese and cracker trays, chocolate covered strawberries, fruit plates, fresh flowers, s’mores by the fire and even the ability to rent a bicycle you can take on Constitution Trail.

Or level up with packages that include a local restaurant gift certificate, or an artist’s escape!

View the packages we have to offer including pricing.

What’s included in the Babymoon Package?

For $290 this special add-on offers a relaxing bath basket filled with gentle sugar scrubs, soothing bath salts, body butter, facial toner, and bubbly suds to help you unwind. You’ll also enjoy a 30-minute massage for her and some delightful sweet treats for both of you. Choose from scrumptious desserts like gourmet cake, cheesecake, chocolate truffles, or heavenly brownies, or even some Ben and Jerry’s ice cream in your favorite flavor. And to make this time even more unforgettable, there’s a pregnancy photo session at the Vrooman Mansion with a professional photographer to capture beautiful moments with your partner in this cozy setting.

If you don’t select the Carl Vrooman Suite, be sure you reserve one of our other suites with a tub:

large bathroom with walk in shower, copper tub and all antique finishings in dark wood and bronze

What else is there to do in Bloomington?

We have a list of top 10 things to do in the area, along recommendations for restaurants, theater, music, shopping and adventure.

And check out the event calendar from our local convention and visitors bureau.

view of McLean County Museum through orange and yellow mum flowers

Book Your Getaway at Vrooman Mansion

Near downtown Bloomington, IL you’ll find something you never knew was here… a vibrant 1869 mansion that blends vintage glamour with modern amenities.  

Enjoy free WiFi, gourmet included breakfast, endlessly available free coffee and tea, and free snacks in any of our 7 luxury suites with private bathrooms. 

Check availability or buy a gift certificate and plan your next getaway together.

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