|When the Surveyor General opened in 1834, like all inns it offered accommodation for travellers.|
At the time Berrima was but a new village, chosen by the Governor to be the administrative centre of the County of Camden, and on the new line of road south to Goulburn - bypassing the original road and settlement at Bong Bong (near Moss Vale).
In those days, travel by horse, or by coach, was an arduous business, and there were many inns along the road to refresh the weary traveller, and offer a welcome place to stay for the night.
The Surveyor General's rooms upstairs at the inn have housed many thousands of travellers over 165 years, and today there are four rooms available in this historic building for visitors who wish to experience its atmosphere - or perhaps simply bed down for the night.
Two of the bedrooms have double beds, and have been restored to a modest Victorian style.
The other rooms have twin beds, and a double and single bed.
There is no place for ensuites in a building of this antiquity, but unlike travellers of old you don't have to go out the back yard for your ablutions - there is a bathroom just down the hall.
As you sleep under this venerable roof you may just be able to hear the sound of horses outside your window - or maybe even the clank of the chains of convicts once housed in the inn's cellars!