September 5, 2010

Shack Up Inn

Jenn and her husband recently spent the night in Shack Up Inn, located 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.”

Photo Credits: Jenn Fletcher

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.

Immerse yourself in the living history you will find at Hopson. Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life as it existed only a few short years ago.

Jenn shares more inspiring pictures on her blog and be sure to visit the Shack Up Inn site for more information on how you can stay at this interesting place.

Other Shacks

More Shacks

The Cotton Gin Inn (cotton gin turned into hotel rooms)

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YeraBuilder - September 5, 2010 Reply

That tiny house seems to be just enough……most people have a house that is much more than they need. Great Article.

Joe3 - September 5, 2010 Reply

Very interesting….I just started visiting plantations near New Orleans…this will have to go on my list for the next time I visit Memphis.

Edderie - October 7, 2010 Reply

Jenn Fletcher, I know you and your husband had an experience that you will never forget. I lived in Clarksdale from 1958-1973. I married there at age 18 and finished growing up there.I consider it as home. I chopped cotten on Hopson Plantation. I lived in a plantation house with my in-laws when I first got married. I lived in shotgun houses the whole time I was there. People say I am crazy,but I would love to renovate and live in one now. Clarksdale was my husband’s hometowm. My three children were born there.I have gone back over the years. It has grown so much. I will never forget Clarksdale. The good times and bad times made me the person I am today.I am happy that people can and do visit there and see the historical evidence of the past. The pictures are beautiful!!

Edderie - October 7, 2010 Reply

I don’t know how I spelled cotton incorrectly. I can still feel it on and in my hands.It was an experience that,I will never forget!

mel - October 29, 2012 Reply

*what you wished for!

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