Travel Information: COVID 19
Illinois recently updated its guidelines, and like all small businesses we are doing our very best to adjust accordingly for your safety and the safety of our staff.
Please give us a call if you have any questions about your specific upcoming stay or event attendance at Vrooman Mansion.
And please let us know if you’re comfortable dining with other guests for breakfast (an amazing way to meet new people and learn their stories), or if you’d prefer to eat at a separate table or staggered time. While we don’t serve breakfast in your room, we do have the luxury of beautiful fall mornings, so breakfast on the mansion patio can be a wonderful experience we can arrange for you. Also our guest rooms and common areas are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each check-out, and we continue to monitor and ensure the safety and health of all staff.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Stay overnight 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 guests a “vintage greets modern” experience marked with vibrancy, majesty, and elegance. The luxurious common areas are always popular with guests, who enjoy reconnecting with their most important relationships in the parlor with a glass of wine, or rediscovering history by perusing the library’s assortment of books and references. Those who explore the main foyer will discover an inglenook next to the fireplace, perfect for reflecting and allowing history to inspire your future.
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.