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 truly enjoyed our visit in your beautiful home. Thank-you for your warm hospitality and delicious breakfast. We will definately recommend you to friends. "
--Bob & Jane
Washington, MO

"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

"Wow! What a delicious discovery we made in finding you for a spontaneous rest stop. The hospitality, as well as the taste-treat of breakfast, will be savored for days. Thank-you"
--Beth & Carolann
Edmonds, WA

"We had a wonderful time. Thank-you so much. You made our 40th anniversary something we will always remember.
Special thanks to Dan for the meals he prepared. Talk about heavenly!
You are truly a family that has learned to work together as one."
--Sam & Nancy
Godfrey, IL

"Absolutely Awesome! The best gourmet breakfast we have ever had. The service was fabulous, too, far better than Grand Hotel or Machinac Is.

You are very talented, blessed people! I Know the Red V.I.O.L.E.T.S. (our red hat group) will truly enjoy every part of their experience here. "
--Jim & Karen
Decatur, IL