Gilley's Hotel

Historic Gilley’s Hotel  |  Bulls Gap, Tennessee


Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) are assisting the Bulls Gap Railroad Museum & Community Development Corporation (BGRMCDC) with finding a new owner(s) to redevelop the historic Gilley’s Hotel property in Bulls Gap, Hawkins County, Tennessee. Located at 157 Main Street South, the property is within the National Register listed Bulls Gap Historic District and is a contributing structure. This is an exciting opportunity to transform a historically significant property.


BGRMCDC is seeking a new owner for the Gilley’s Hotel who has a vision for the development of the building that blends well with the surrounding community, can offer a reasonable timeframe for completing the renovations, and has the financial resources needed to complete a successful project. The building will require substantial investment to maximize the use of all spaces. The selected respondent will be expected to remedy any structural deficiencies, replace or repair mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and construct any other improvements required to meet current building codes. All rehabilitation work must be consistent with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.


This property will be donated to a new owner upon agreement of a viable redevelopment plan (including proof of financial capability and a redevelopment timeline) and willingness to donate a preservation easement to protect the property.


Supplemental Information:

Bulls Gap Historic Dist Map
Bulls Gap Historic District Hawkins County
Bulls Gap Historic District Photos for NR Nomination.
Gilley’s Hotel History
Proposed Property Boundaries