Every suite at the mansion and carriage house has a journal for our guests to share their experiences. And each book captures the history our guests have created in their lives, with Vrooman Mansion in Bloomington, Illinois as the backdrop.
Book History is our new online series where we highlight a guest experience in their own words alongside the overnight suite and details that helped them form new memories and new history in their lives.
When you stay with us, 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.
Lynn & Ray wanted to drive a portion of Route 66 on their way to their daughter’s graduation in St. Louis. But rather than start in Chicago, they decided to start their adventure in Bloomington, IL staying in the Fern Suite. Continue reading →
“The hotels don’t hold a candle to you,” shared Marcia & Jim who drove from Cedar Falls, IA for a concert at the Castle Theatre. Looking for an alternative to “the traditional hotel system” they chose to stay in the Rose Suite and were not disappointed! Continue reading →
Have you ever stayed at a mansion and had Abraham Lincoln show up? Imagine Steve and Tammy’s surprise after they drove from Lincoln, Nebraska and discovered two local actors who portray US presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant?! Literally the history of the mansion came to life as they shared a gourmet breakfast with the talented men. Read more about their stay! Continue reading →
A search for “Top B&Bs” set Clyde and Amanda on a Midwest roadtrip from Kentucky to Illinois for a much-needed escape from the responsibilities of work and life. The Carl Vrooman Suite was the ideal backdrop for new memories together. Continue reading →
Plan that Concert Date Night you keep talking about like Matt & Melissa did! Only a 2 hour drive via I-74 from Rockville, Indiana brought Matt and Melissa to catch a concert in Bloomington, Illinois. Here they discovered “a beautiful … Continue reading →
Dave and Nancy drove from Burlington, Iowa to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Vrooman Mansion. Their son gave them a gift certificate for a one-night stay and they decided Valentine Weekend would be a great time to use it. Read their review and book your Valentine’s Day plans with us. Continue reading →
The Summers Family found “the most outstanding place to stay, eat and be” for their daughter’s wedding when they chose Vrooman Mansion in Bloomington, IL. Read their guest review and what they loved so much about their experience, then find the suite that fits your personality, and choose to celebrate in a mansion. Continue reading →
Wendy & Gordon found “a piece of heaven” closer to home than they thought when they chose the Fern Suite in our Carriage House. From Clinton, IL they discovered true hospitality was only a 20 minute drive to Bloomington, IL. Continue reading →
Skye & Ryan drove 2 hours from Chicago, IL and had their first B & B experience with us in the vibrant and recently redecorated Rose Suite, “This was our first bed and breakfast experience and thanks to the Vrooman Mansion it won’t be our last!” Continue reading →
Donna and Amber knew it was time for a mother-daughter trip, and living in two different cities meant Vrooman Mansion was the perfect halfway point for both of them. Read their guest review and learn more about the Julia Vrooman Suite. Continue reading →