Whirlwind College Tours in Bloomington-Normal Are a Chance to Create a Memory

The Bloomington-Normal area can thank Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Lincoln College for contributing to its robust offerings of activities. Colleges and universities provide amazing benefits for towns. They increase the education average of the area; they open … Continue reading

Planning a Wedding? 5 Reasons to Produce Your Event at Vrooman Like Dateline Did

In May, Dateline chose Vrooman as its stage for filming because the mansion could accommodate the many moving parts of producing a television episode. Some of the needs producers sought and our bed and breakfast satisfied are the same attributes … Continue reading

Lincoln Festival in Bloomington, IL, Combines with Route 66 History

Central Illinois is proud of its connection to Abraham Lincoln; it’s not surprising to see references to the great president everywhere, even outside Springfield. Here in Bloomington-Normal, we have the inside track to something special: Abe Lincoln wanders around greeting … Continue reading

Commencing the graduation celebrations

We can hear the strains of Pomp and Circumstance coming from high schools, colleges, and universities all around the Bloomington-Normal area as graduation season fast approaches. Students across central Illinois are preparing speeches, announcements, and invitations in a prelude to their big … Continue reading

Taste some wines, save some windows at historic bed and breakfast

photo by Jumping Rocks Eight-foot-tall stained glass windows greet you as you enter Vrooman Mansion’s two-story foyer. They are original to the mansion that is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. In the style of the 19th-century revival to the classic craftsmanship, … Continue reading

Lunch on a land cruise – Titanic meets Vrooman

It’s the story that will not be sunk. The Titanic. The stories within the stories have kept this ship floating, a vivid part of history and imagination for more than 100 years. Think you’ve heard all the stories? If you … Continue reading

Seeking a Different Corporate Retreat Location? Choose a Mansion in Central Illinois

When selecting a venue for your corporate retreats and off-site educational seminars, consider what you want to get out of it. When you want to spark creativity, communication, originality, and team spirit choose Vrooman Mansion as your retreat center. A … Continue reading

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day at Vrooman with Irish tea, treats and a talk

When The Tea Ladies come to Vrooman Mansion we know to expect something special. Their next event in our beautiful parlor is a Wee Bit ‘O The Irish St. Patrick’s Day Tea. On Sunday, March 17, they will present a … Continue reading