For our first night on the road, we stayed at the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, MS. Located on Hopson Plantation, a few miles from the crossroads of Highway 49 and 61. "Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, the grounds are home to authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin, seed houses, and other outbuildings". The shotgun shacks are original and restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (heat/air, electricity, running water). The walls are made of Mississippi Cyprus and the roofs of corrugated tin.
We stayed in the Robert Clay shack (exterior above)
interior- view of the main room looking towards kitchen and down hallway
Robert Clay himself- photo below, painting above
in the kitchen, behind the stove
bathroom above the sink
the Cotton Gin Inn (cotton gin turned into hotel rooms)
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