If you are exploring the Americana Music Triangle and want to do a layover in Clarksdale, there’s no more unique and eclectic choice than the Shack Up Inn. It’s a rustic lodging environment on the site of the old Hopson Plantation, complete with authentic sharecropper houses (that you stay in!), the original cotton gin, and seed houses and other outbuildings. They also have a bar and music club and host a wealth of workshop events related to the music and culture of the area. If you stay, be sure to say “hi” from New Orleans Music Tours to your hosts Guy and Bill.