Mississippi Alternative Accommodation
If posh hotel rooms are not your thing, or not within budget, and you fancy something different then browse through these listings located throughout Mississippi. You’ll find something to suit everyone with lodges, flats or shacks.
Accommodation in Clarksdale
Blues Hound Flat lis ocated near the Delta Blues Museum and walking distance to Ground Zero Blues Club, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art Store and Madidi restaurant, plus numerous juke joints. Blues Hound Flat sleeps 4 and gives you a great blues experience with wide open loft space, local art and a laid-back feel that is the perfect setting for a Mississippi Delta holiday.
For further information visit www.blueshoundflat.com.
The seven Delta Cotton Company Apartments are located above Ground Zero Blues Club in what used to be a cotton grading warehouse. Each apartment is individually decorated and sleeps 2–4 people. But be warned, these are located above a juke joint which can get noisy with the live music – so why not go downstairs and join the party! For further information visit www.groundzerobluesclub.com.
The Loft located at Hopson’s Plantation Commisionary is in much the same condition today as it was over 50 years ago. In 1935 the Hopson Plantation became one of the first completely mechanised cotton operations and with the first cotton picker allocated in 1944 this plantation became the first in the world to grow and harvest cotton completely by mechanical methods. The Loft, which was formerly a seed house, sleeps 6 and has a nostalgic atmosphere. For further information visit www.hopsonplantation.com.
The Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale is like a museum as well as a hotel with walls covered with images and stories of Delta history. The Riverside hotel was the fourth marker placed on the Mississippi Blues Trail. Locted on Sunflower Avenue in Clarksdale the hotel originally opened in 1944, but prior to this was a hospital, and is also where Bessie Smith died after a car accident in 1937. This room is now known as Room no.2. The current proprietor, Frnk "Rat" Ratcliff, who was only 4 when his mother started the hotel, has many colourful and wonderful stories of the blues, making this hotel an absolute must for any music fan. Ike Turner used to live in Room no.7 for many years and even wrote Rocket 88 here. John Lee Hooker used to stay in Room no.6 and was often seen practising on the porch steps. many other bluesmen have also stayed here including Howlin' Wolf, Robert Nighthawk, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Sam Cook and Muddy Waters and each room is available to rent. For further information visit Riverside Hotel.
Accommodation in Corinth
Crossroads Cottage in Corinth Mississippi is a newly renovated 2-bed cottage with an American Civil War theme and is fittingly located within walking distance to Civil War homes & history. In downtown Corinth be sure to visit the Corinth National Cemetery and the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Centre, both featuring interactive exhibitions.
The Franklin Cruise building is a fully restored historic building in downtown Corinth, located on the corner of Franklin Street and Cruise Street. 1 or 2 rooms are available in the apartment on the first floor while the ground floor is a showroom for antiques. For further information visit www.franklincruise.com.