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 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

"Thank-you for making our stay at the Flower Patch such a wonderful experience! The amenities & attention to detail you share with your guests are amazing. The food was beautiful and so delicious. We will be back!"
--Don & Susan
Glen Ellyn, 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

"We feel so pampered spendig our night here on the way to visit my aging mother in Southern Illinois. We love the breakfast. "
--Paul & Mary
Bourbonnais, 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