Deep in Delta Blues Country you’ll find one of the most unique lodging options in America.
Well off the beaten path in Clarksdale, Mississippi is an eclectic place called the Shack Up Inn. During the Jim Crow era, the property was better known as the Hopson Plantation. It was on this land in 1946 that the International Harvester Company perfected the single-row mechanical cotton picking machine.
The shotgun sharecropper shacks that dotted the property during the plantation days are still standing and have been minimally renovated to include a handful of modern luxuries like heat & air, indoor bathrooms, refrigerators and microwaves. But for the most part, the owners have done a painstaking job in keeping the shacks authentic to the era they represent.
Off the radar of most travelers, the Shack Up Inn is the perfect place for creative types to get away from the cares of the world for a few days and has even hosted a number of celebrities including Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant, Morgan Freeman and Ike Turner.
Live entertainment is a regular occurrence and special events are held on the grounds throughout the year. Shack rates range from $70-$95 a night to adults over the age of 25. And at no time are frat boys ever allowed.