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Youtube-Voice of America video - this will answer all of your questions but it is in Chinese

Here is another "Voice of America" video in English

Lobby hours from 8AM to 8PM

2-night minimum stay for the weekends (Friday and Saturday nights), which means if you want to stay on a Friday or Saturday night, you have to book at least two consecutive nights, i.e., Thursday-Friday; Friday-Saturday; Saturday-Sunday.

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Age Policy -- you must be 25 or older to rent a room
out of state and international tourists are welcome
kids with adult supervision are fine, drunken frat boys stay away
(This is due to multiple complaints from our guest trying to relax and enjoy themselves)

important questions not to ask - please read before you call 

Check in as early as 3 PM --- Check out 11 AM

Single unit cancellations must be made 48 hrs prior to arrival date. Multiple room cancellations must be made 5 days in advance.

the Shack Up Inn and Cotton Gin Inn are NOW protected under the US patent & trademark office

wireless internet for our customers,
limited use due to too much tin on the compound

the Ritz we ain't

Blues lovers making the pilgrimage to the cradle of the blues, the Mississippi Delta, should not miss the unique opportunity to experience Hopson Plantation, located only three miles from the legendary Crossroads, Highways 49 and 61, in Clarksdale. 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. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound. Spend an evening enjoying live music at Ground Zero Blues Club or Red's Lounge, on the corner of Sunflower and MLK street and then pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin Inn. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity.

Travel the back roads between Highways 49 and 61 in search of
Lost Superstitions and the spirits of Sam Cooke, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton, Son House and Elmore James. Head into Clarksdale and tour the Delta Blues Museum, Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art, The Ranchero, Rock "n Roll Blues Heritage Museum and Hambone Art Gallery. Another favorite is the Rust Restaurant on Delta Ave. Shack Up Inn has played host to such blues performers and movie stars as Tom Waits, Pinetop Perkins, the North Mississippi Allstars, Dwayne, Gary and Cedric Burnside, Kenny Brown, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant, Johnny Neel, Morgan Freeman, Patty Griffin, Big Jack Johnson, Samuel J. Jackson, Super Chikan, Sam Carr, Charlie Musselwhite, Robert Plant, Mary Louise Parker, John Mayall, Ike Turner, Barefoot Workshops and Jon Gindick's Harmonica Jam Camp just to name a few.

Whether you're looking for an overnight stay on your way to Memphis or Chicago or New Orleans or you need to stay longer to conduct historic blues business, and or monkey business, the Shack Up Inn will add a new dimension to your stay in the Delta. As you sit in the rocker on the porch, tipping a cold one while the sun sinks slowly to the horizon, you just might hear Pinetop Perkins radiatin' the 88's over at his shack. Perhaps, if you close your eyes even Muddy or Robert or Charlie might stop to strum a few chords in the night.


Shack Up Inn -Cotton Gin Inn
001 Commissary Circle
Clarksdale, MS 38614
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Shack Up Inn Info
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(662) 624-8329
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