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 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

"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

"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

"Thank-you for having us in you beautiful home. We felt very welcome. The dinner was excellent. We can't wait for breakfast.
We love the Maple Room. We love the lamps."
--Lewis and Elizabeth
Manuka, IL

"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