We stayed for 2 nights in one of the renovated sharecropper shacks. Whilst not the most comfortable or cleanest places I have stayed in, it was the most unique. The bar at the plantation was open one night but not the other despite the fact it was a weekend.
The Inn is situated about 2 miles from the 49/61 crossroads but surprisingly for a town of its size there are no taxis in the evening so to get a feel for the blues you have to drive.
Clarksdale itself is seriously economically deprived despite the fact that it calls itself the home of the 'Delta blues.' There are many shops and buildings in the downtown area which are derelict, although there are signs of some recovery in the area of the old Railway Station and the Delta Blues Museum. Morgan Freeman and his business associate have done a lot for the town with the Ground Zero Blues Club and Madidis Restaurant.
If I cam to Clarksdale again I would stay in the downtown area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique B&B (bed & beer) comprised of restored sharecroppers' cabins, dedicated to the Mississippi Delta blues. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shack Up Hotel Clarksdale