As facts evolve daily, we continue to monitor CDC Covid-19 guidelines, as well as Illinois and Central Illinois Policies. Cleanliness will remain a top priority to ensure the health of our guests as well as staff and we ask the same of our guests with regard to exposure or illness. Accessible in our Common areas is a hand sanitizing station, both for staff and guests. As we all follow our state and local guidelines, we know travel is a necessity , whether for work or to get away for a variety of reasons. At Vrooman Mansion you will be provided with: no-contact check in and check out, increased disinfecting of public areas, inhouse texting ability with staff, as well as housekeeping services only after check out and in-room A/C units for personalized temperature control. While our total occupancy remains small enough to provide comfort, our common areas are large enough to assure a safe environment for all. As Illinois and our Central Region are on the verge of opening non-essential businesses, a list of local restaurants open for carry out or delivery is provided for your convenience. We wish everyone health and safety, and look forward to providing the level of customer service that Vrooman Mansion guests have come to expect.
Relax and appreciate the history…
Built in 1869, the Vrooman Mansion was originally a 17-room red brick Italianate-style home designed by G.W. Bunting. By 1900, the home had undergone extensive remodeling, virtually doubling its size, but the redesign eradicated nearly every vestige of the original Italianate home. Restyling the mansion to its present form, famed architect Arthur Pillsbury created what is considered now to be a conservative interpretation of Romanesque style. Every effort has been made to retain the mansion’s authentic décor and ambiance.
The Vrooman Mansion offers visitors its quiet “old world” charm and elegance. The luxurious common areas are always popular with guests, who enjoy relaxing in the parlor with a glass of wine or perusing the library’s assortment of historic books and references. Those who explore the main foyer will discover an inglenook next to the fireplace, perfect for some solitude as you let yourself be transported back in time.
Look back in time…
Below in the gallery are some current photos, as well as photos of the common areas as they appeared when Julia Scott-Vrooman lived in the home. As you can see, the mansion today is a direct reflection of the luxury of that bygone era.