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Leanne and Ross Alexander took over The Bears Went Over The Mountain in November 2013. They are passionate about providing quality customer service and ensuring you enjoy your stay.

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A Beautiful Escape

This is a place of spectacular natural beauty. Rugged mountains and coastal cliffs, secluded, calm water bays, ancient forests and alpine fields. Stay, play and enjoy southern Tasmania.

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The Bears Went Over The Mountain has 3 guest rooms, each with private ensuite facilities, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, LCDTV, iron and ironing board. FREE WIFI provided.

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Welcome to Bears over the Mountain

Geeveston Boutique accommodation doesn’t get any better than The Bears Went Over The Mountain. This historic stone property is conveniently located on Geeveston’s main street and is the perfect base to explore scenic, southern Tasmania and the Huon Trail.

Under new management from November 2013, The Bears Went Over The Mountain (The Bears) offers guests quality boutique accommodation at reasonable prices. The property has four (4) guest rooms and a licensed coffee lounge, offering delicious refreshments, local handicrafts and a comfortable space for guests and visitors.

Each of the rooms has private ensuite facilities and were recently refurbished with new beds, linen and soft furnishings. You can expect outstanding customer service from your friendly hosts, Leanne and Ross Alexander, and a combination of old world country charm and modern luxury and comfort, set against a backdrop of polished timber floors and classic country wallpaper and drapes. Please note: Pictures on this site are outdated and do not show refurbishments. New pictures coming soon.

The Property – The Bears

There’s a reason The Bears is in prime position in Geeveston, this historic building was the town’s first (and for a long time only) bank. Built in the early 20th century under the ownership of the Commercial Bank of Australia, the property continued its life as a bank right up until 10 September 1993. It was converted to a bed-and-breakfast in 2003 and current owners (Leanne and Ross) took possession of the property in late 2013, undertaking a refurbishment of the guest rooms and coffee lounge to improve amenities, customer comfort, service and facilities.

This boutique accommodation property has four (4) guest rooms and retains many of its original features, including high ceilings, casement windows and leadlight doors and windows. The soft furnishings and eclectic combination of antique and retro furniture add to the sense of country charm. The property’s floor plan is both spacious and functional.

Perfectly positioned as a base for touring southern Tasmania and the Huon Trail, The Bears is also adjacent to a large, grassy common, complete with its own platypus walk, where you are guaranteed to see these shy critters on a daily basis.

New Management – New Features

The Bears is currently undergoing a phase of refurbishment. The new owners / operators bring their extensive hospitality, tourism and customer service experience to the property, enhancing the ambience and style of the rooms and the communal space. They also bring their love of good coffee and hearty food to the table, literally, with the expansion of the licensed coffee lounge / café facilities.

For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us on phone 042 797 0545 or

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