My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the inn on Dec 29. The inn itself has all the character of an old home. Our room (Duke of Beaufort) was spacious and the rennovation had not detracted from its early feel. The floorboards were original as was the fireplace. The decor was consistent with the period feel while still being very comfortable. Of course, also being an old home it was a bit drafty, but the night we stayed was cold and windy, so that's to be expected.
The best thing about ASI is Donna, as the other reviews will attest. She didn't wait for us to come in to welcome us and instantly made us feel at home. She has a gift for easy conversation and is a fabulous cook. The curried fruit (!) for breakfast was incredible.
Considering its prime location, fabulous host, and charm, ASI is the perfect place from which to enjoy Beaufort. I expect we will be back.