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:


"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

"Thank you Lynne,Bill & family for making our stay so wonderful. Rooms and food, fantastic. A very unique and delightful experience. Many thanks!"
--Richard & Tricia
London, England

"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

"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