If an experience is going to be memorable, it must be unique and Mississippi offers what might be some of the most original lodging experiences out there. You’ll find something to suit every budget with indulgent hotels to lodges, flats or shacks in Mississippi. If you fancy something a bit different then browse through these listings located throughout Mississippi.
Accommodation in Clarksdale
Blues Hound Flat is located 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.
Clarksdale Shack Up Inn is comprised of a series of tin-roofed sharecropper shacks, turned to quirky and unapologetically rustic rooms. Their mantra is "the Ritz we ain't," but the Shack Up Inn offers cold beer, great blues music and an original Delta experience.
The Hooker Hotel and Squeeze Box are two private holiday rental apartments, designed and decorated by local artisans in true "Delta Style."
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 Greenwood
A cosmopolitan experience awaits in the heart of the Mississippi Delta at The Alluvian in Greenwood. Between its indulgent spa, modern guest rooms, luxurious amenities and Italian restaurant, Giardina's, it's no surprise that The Alluvian boasts top honours from TripAdvisor, Thrillist and Wine Spectator, as well as multiple AAA Four-Diamond Awards. Just across the street, the Viking Cooking School offers a range of hands-on culinary experiences, with classes for every skill level hosted by acclaimed guest chefs.
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.
Accommodation in Natchez & Vicksburg
Anchuca, a Choctaw Indian word meaning "happy home", is one of the most significant antebellum homes in the state and the first historical bed and breakfast in Vicksburg. It was also the first home with columns in Vicksburg. Still a traditional B&B today, Anchuca offers luxurious modern amenities in its historic setting.
Indulge yourself in Southern hospitality at one of the state's charming bed and breakfasts such as Natchez's Dunleith Historic Inn, a stately white colonnade turned B&B, surrounded by elegant gardens with river views. After a little pampering, take in the opulence of the Old South by touring the antebellum homes of Natchez such as Rosalie and Longwood.