Flower Patch and Diamond House Bed and Breakfast - The Experience

Your Bed & Breakfast Experience


Lynne and Bill Harshbarger opened their B&B to the world in 1988 when their children were leaving home. While they worried over what might please their guests and how the house should look and what to fix for breakfast, they soon discovered that it was the whole experience of a B&B that is most attractive to visitors. Guests like everything. Especially they enjoy the quiet music and the art work, but most of all they enjoy sharing their lives and telling their stories. We've listed some of their comments here:


"We had a wonderful time at your home. We stayed two nights and greatly enjoyed the breakfast feast both days. Your hospitality was magnificent. We appreciated how you would sit down and talk with us as though we were part of the family. It is easy to see why so many of your customers return. Thank you."
--John & Brenda
Tremont, Illinois

"What a lovely bed & fireplace. Truly a divine night of slumber. The lemon verbena hibiscus tea from Lynne's garden was absolutely wonderful."
--Kelly
Chicago, IL

"I've had the most wonderful experience in your home. The food was just the most wonderful treat - presentation - the taste - I could go on & on. I will come back again. Thank you!"
--Denise
Chicago, IL

"This was our first time staying at a B&B and you made it a wonderful experience. You have set the standard very high for any other we might visit. You made our anniversary a special memory. Hope to be back!"
--Cindy & Darrin
Morrison, IL

"We really enjoyed our stay here at your bed & breakfast. You made us "City Folk" really feel at home here. The food was fantastic, and the ambience was splendid. Thank you for making our first experience quite memorable."
--Brion & Kim
New York, NY