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TravelPod Member ReviewsShack Up Inn Clarksdale
I'm a musician and totally loved being offered a complimentary acoustic guitar to thrash about whilst chilling on my shack's balcony...nice touch!
As their website states, their shacks are real shacks and so they look and smell like real shacks. Ours wasn't offensively dirty or anything but if you're more partial to Choice Hotels' type places then brace yourself a little! It's a great experience though,
Our shack had a TV but it only played one radio station (not sure what the deal was but didn't care, no TV for 2 nights wasn't a deal breaker for me). There was a very comfy king sized bed in our shack (Office Shack) along with an air con unit, a fridge & a microwave. Their on site bar is awesome with a performance area for guitar clubs etc. that use the place for learning (beers were VERY reasonably priced btw and a good selection too).
They have just coffee and doughnuts for breakfast (complimentary but first-come-first-serve basis).
If you like photography then you'll take plenty of pics of this fairly substantial & quaint premises and if you like cats then you'll love the several personable kitties that roam about the place.
It's a 5-10min drive out of town, BUT, if you wanna go into town of an evening to have a drink and listen to some live blues, then Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club offers a handy limousine shuttle to and fro the club (fee was discretionary for us but the going tip is $5 per person each way, arrange with a member of staff at the hotel). There are a couple of taxis too but they're more expensive and probably less fun!
If going back to Clarksdale I'd stay here again without question!
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... orgasmically over pecan pie. We left the diner, all ribbed up and sampled some of Beale Streets retail pleasures. I spent much of my time in Schwabs store, a proper old school shop, which has the best collection of blues titfers known to man. Bevs current stance is that I have too many hats. Following the purchase of the Clarrksdale, Cat Head baseball cap. What I say is, to paraphrase Dr Johnson, "When one tires of hats one tires of ...
... Overlooking the mess, the accommodations are Spartan. There are no en-suite bathrooms. All restroom facilities are offered between three rooms: a men's room, a unisex room, and a women's room at the back of the building overlooking a small creek (the Sunflower River). The individual guest rooms are small and equipped with a microwave, a small refrigerator, and separate heating and cooling units. We did not use any of the aforementioned items during ...
Blessed as we are, we left Blytheville and made our way back down south to Clarksdale, Mississippi to spend time with another friend, Nathan Allen who happens to be fromHermosa Beach and is currently teaching in Clarksdale.
Nathan took us to some pretty great juke joints where we poured our own drinks, watched a fine woman put on quite a show with her singin' ...
... com and then on to Red's Lounge (click on the link on the Shack Up Inn website) which was like walking into someone's lounge room, people were singing, drinking, singing and drinking. We were made to feel welcome, people wandered over to have a chat, and love having their pictures taken. A bottle of clear spirits was being passed around - corn syrup, everyone was totally off their ...
... offers, Help you hon? Sit anywhere you like. I sit, I want my southern vegetables, need my cornbread fix. You want some tea? Of course. Next table, women having lunch, a baby shower, the thing today, gifts and boxes in a stack, a teddy bear on top. They're having fun, two black, four white, they are. I love this quirky spot, the stage across the back, mikes and drums set up to entertain, the bar off to the side. Posters plastered, names I know and names I don't, OK, I'll ...