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:


"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 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

"We had a wonderful time at the Diamond House! It was a great place to relax on a mother-daughter getaway. The room was beautiful, and the graciousness of our hosts, phenomenal! The breakfast was amazing. Definitely a visit we will not soon forget!"
--Bond & Gail
Mechanicsburg, Illinois

"We had a most enjoyable time staying with you. The house is so beautiful and so are the grounds. We enjoyed our tea and talk with Bill, Lynne, and Dan. Our room was perfect. Fantastic breakfast. I ate everything plus the flowers. "
--Nancy and Marvetta
Hazwood, Mo

"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