Clarksdale, Mississippi: Shack Up Inn

Spend the night in a real sharecropper's shack -- with air-conditioning.

001 Commissary Circle, Clarksdale, MS
A couple of miles south of town, off of southbound US Hwy 49 at the junction of Hwy 322.
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Shack Up Inn, 2017

Shack Up Inn

This place is a step back in time... a great blues venue and inn. Please don't ask about the thread count, or miss out on the music.

[G G P, 03/31/2020]

Overnight lodgings at the Shack Up Inn are in old, but upgraded, sharecropper shacks.

Windstorm damage to shack.

Shack Up Inn

The Ron Renken was hit by 90mph straight line winds on January 10. All is good though!

[Ron Renken, 01/15/2020]


Shack Up Inn

The so-called shack we stayed in was not old. It was built to look old, and they did a great job. They're building more and including silos into the mix. Very nice staff and great bar.

[JayBeeYell, 05/11/2019]

Shack Up Inn.

Shack Up Inn

I am in the Gunny Shack as I write this. I love it. I grew up in the middle of an orange grove and the house was similar (although much bigger) than this, and this takes me right back. The staff is very cool, the prices are reasonable and you're about 3 miles from Robert Johnson's "Crossroads." It's different, it's quirky and it's very very cool. Not to mention they loaned me a guitar at the front desk and I have a piano in my shack.

[Gene Murrell, 01/02/2017]
Shack Up Inn

A wonderful place. We visited from California, our 3rd visit. I just noticed that someone wrote that it was racist! When they set-up and opened the Pine Top Perkins shack, Pine Top (famous blues piano player) himself was there for the opening.

The people who own and run the Shack Up Inn are wonderful people. Most assuredly not racist, but have a love for all people and cultures. I highly recommend a stay there.

[Terrell Swan, 01/10/2010]

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Devil's CrossroadsDevil's Crossroads, Clarksdale, MS - 3 mi.
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Hot and Cold Water TowersHot and Cold Water Towers, Ruleville, MS - 30 mi.
In the region:
Robert Johnson Died On This Corner, Greenwood, MS - 49 mi.

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