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The Bears Went Over The Mountain (The Bears) is a boutique accommodation house in the heart of Geeveston, in Tasmania’s south. Positioned in a historic building in the centre of town, The Bears was redeveloped to provide luxury accommodation in 2002 and came under new management in 2013.

What do we provide? Outstanding customer service from friendly hosts, and a comfortable combination of old world charm and modern fittings and features, including brand new bedding, pillows, toiletries and FREE WIFI, all provided in a central, convenient location. Please note: The pictures on this page and site DO NOT show new bedding, linen and recent refurbishments. NEW pictures are coming soon.

The Bears has four (4) rooms, all with private ensuites, heating, cooling, LCDTV, iron and ironing board. They are a combination of country cottage and contemporary cool, with the brass beds furnished with crisp white, quality linens set against a backdrop of polished timber floors and classic country wall paper and drapes.

All of the beds have brand new King Koil pillow top mattresses, a combination of feather and hypoallergenic pillows and 1,000 thread count, crisp white, fine cotton sheets. Each of the rooms has tea and coffee making facilities, fluffy white towels and a luxurious range of quality ecossential elements toiletries, including body soap, face bar, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner.

The rooms themselves are named after famous teddy bear makers of the 20th century, which ties in with the property’s name and the former owners’ love of all things teddy bear. Each of the rooms have a separate floor plan and features and are priced differently: more information as follows.


The Merrythoughts is The Bears’ premium room. Old world country ambience is delivered through polished timber floors, high ceilings and country-cottage wallpaper. The room has a large, brass, Queen-sized bed furnished with 1,000 thread count white cotton sheets. Merrythoughts’ ensuite has a shower/spa unit with bathroom cupboards and mirrors. You’ll enjoy the enclosed private balcony with table and chair seating. Prices start from $140 for 2 people.


Old world charm abounds in this room with mosquito netting over the bed, high ceilings, antique furniture, a hip bath and tea and coffee alcove. The standard bedding configuration is one large, brass, Queen-sized bed, which is furnished with 1,000 thread count white cotton sheets. The Chiltern has a maximum occupancy of 3 people, if you choose to book the rollaway. Prices start from $110 for 2 people.


The Steiff is a delightful, country-cottage style family room with a double bed, single bunk bed and window seat. High ceilings and polished timber floors deliver a sense of space, while throw rugs add to the comfort and homeliness of the room. Prices start from $110 for 2 people sharing 1 bed.


The Bears Went Over The Mountain is a smoke free property which welcomes guests of all ages (no pets). There is no minimum night stay, however, discounts for longer stays can be negotiated. Port-a-cots are available on request for $10. Check-in is between 3pm and 5pm, check in after 5pm needs to be arranged with the accommodation provider and check-out is 10am sharp.

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

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