This was our probably our favorite lodging on our entire Australia trip. The Cambridge House was built by an original Geeves of Geeveston, and his timber career is reflected in the lovely wood throughout. Each day began with a wonderful breakfast featuring Karen's homemade fruit compotes (blackberry and apple, rhubarb from the garden). They sell wine and beer here, which is nice, but they were also fine that we had brought a few special bottles to celebrate the end of our trip. Geeveston is the entryway to the Hartz Mountains, which provided lovely walks, from the easy to the strenuous. The highlight, as numerous reviewers note, is the creek teeming with platypuses that runs through the property. My friend and I wandered over at 7:30 in the evening, wondering if we would see one: before we could even formulate the question we saw one cruising in the river. The second night we saw half a dozen. Incredible!! Also, on't miss out on the hosts' simple dinner: a delicious and enormous bowl of homemade soup (we had pumpkin among three choices) and good, flavorful rolls, plus a homemade dessert (highly recommend the pear cake). At $12 this is a true bargain in this very expensive country. It put meals I had there that cost four times that to shame. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cambridge House is a lovingly restored heritage listed home with spacious ensuite queen rooms, guests comfortable lounge & sunny dining room. There is a very large garden with resident platypus living in the river flowing through it. Separate guest entry ensures privacy & there are no shared areas with your hosts. Full country cooked breakfast utilising our own produce included. The perfect base for exploring the whole of the Huon Valley/Bruny Island area. Four star rating. FREE WIFI. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast Geeveston, Tasmania