Bullis House Inn bed and breakfast is an historic accommodations in San Antonio, TX. Bullis House Inn is an historic bed and breakfast inn located in San Antonio Texas.

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Bullis House Inn is a registered Texas State Historic Landmark located in the Government Hill Historic District, the Bullis House was built between 1906 - 1909 by noted architect Harvey Page for General John Lapham Bullis and his family. More concerned with creature comforts when he retired, the general had oak paneling, parquet floors, crystal chandeliers, and marble fireplaces installed in his home.

General Bullis, a New York native, came to Texas in 1865 after four years of service in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He became famous, however, while fighting hostile Indians on the Texas frontier from 1867 - 1882 and was instrumental in the capture of Apache Chief Geronimo.

Constructed in 1870, the Quadrangle, with its impressive clock tower, was originally built as a supply depot. In 1886, it served as prison grounds for Apache Chief Geronimo and his warriors.

Much to the delight of children and adults alike, the Quadrangle now houses flocks of deer, rabbits, chickens, geese and ducks, which have occupied the grounds for over 100 years. The animals are tame enough to hand-feed and occasionally pet.

There is a legend that the Indian chief's spirit roams within the mansion. In later years General Bullis saw service in Cuba and the Philippines, and later retired to his beloved San Antonio.

In 1983, the Bullis House was purchased by the Cross family for use as a bed & breakfast inn.


An Historic San Antonio Bed and Breakfast Inn
621 Pierce Street
P.O. Box 8059
San Antonio, Texas 78208
Toll Free:  877-477-4100
Telephone: 210-223-9426 | Fax: 210-299-1479