Local lore has it that when this 1866 Queen Anne building with gingerbread trim was converted from a Masonic Lodge and schoolhouse to a private home, it was the first in Beaufort to have gas lighting, indoor plumbing, and a telephone. Today technological amenities include Wi-Fi and cable television. Innkeepers Dave and Allison DuBuisson haven't forgotten, however, the things that make for gracious living. Rooms have lush floral fabrics and rugs, as well as antiques. Fresh-baked
bread and pastries are part of every continental breakfast. A 5,000-square-foot flower-and-herb garden displays many plant species.