Both are great places to stay, I agree. And you will get some great perspectives and inside information from both proprietors.
One thing you might like is visiting during the weekend of the Candlelight Tour Dec 8.
It makes a difference, too, if you have a car. There are not any formal bus tours most of the time, but I bet you could find a friendly local to help.
If you come by car, I will try to dig up the recent Architectural House tour as your street guide..it was designed to get a good overview in about an hour and a half. Contact Cher for my email and phone.