1. Blues Hound Flat in Clarksdale, MS
Blues music was born in Clarksdale, so it makes sense that the city would be home to a blues-inspired flat. Perfect for a short stay or extended visit, the 1,500 square foot loft sleeps four and is centrally located right in the heart of blues country.
2. The Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, MS
If you’ve ever wanted to take a trip back in time, this is your chance. The Shack Up Inn, located on the Hopson Plantation, offers visitors the chance to experience history for themselves as guests stay in “shacks” that once housed slaves. Practically unchanged since it was a working plantation, guests can tour the grounds where they’ll find an original cotton gin, seed houses, and other outbuildings.
3. Oak Crest Mansion Inn in Pass Christian, MS
Ever dreamt of staying in a mansion? Well, now is your chance. The Oak Crest Mansion Inn is made up of five luxurious suites each named after a famous Mississippian that has had some sort of impact on the state. Decorated with period pieces and furnishings, each suite is guaranteed to transport its guests back in time and deliver a memorable experience.
4. Monmouth Historic Inn in Natchez, MS
Originally built in 1818, the Monmouth Historic Inn has made quite the name for itself, even becoming a National Historic Landmark. Sitting on 26 acres and made up of 16 opulent suites and 14 lavish rooms, it’s no wonder the hotel is a member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection. And the southern experience doesn’t end with the antebellum décor as guests will be treated to authentic southern-style breakfasts and can dine onsite in the award winning Restaurant 1818.
5. Meadow View Farm in Hernando, MS
If you’re a nature lover or just looking for a break from everyday life then this is the place for you. The completely renovated farm house sits on 8 beautiful acres. Guests can enjoy peace and quiet along with relaxing activities such as fishing in the fully stocked pond or touring the butterfly and hummingbird gardens that surround the area. Since relaxing can work up quite the appetite, those staying at the farm are treated each morning to a full breakfast made from all natural ingredients.
6. Alluvian Hotel in Greenwood, MS
Located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the Alluvian Hotel is much more modern than most of its surroundings. From being designed by the acclaimed architectural firm Forrest Perkins to the custom art collection that decorates the walls, the Alluvian definitely fulfills its claim of being a “cosmopolitan boutique hotel.”
7. Cedar Grove Mansion Inn in Vicksburg, MS
Built in the 1840’s, it is not surprising that this Vicksburg hotel has a lot of history, and part of that history includes ghosts…lots of them. It is believed that the home’s original tenants, the Klein family, still inhabit the Cedar Grove Mansion Inn. Guests have reported seeing Mr. and Mrs. Klein on several occasions in addition to hearing the couple’s children roam the halls; however, the Kleins aren’t the only ones that have refused to leave. The ghosts of Civil-war era soldiers have also been spotted roaming around the mansion.
8. Anchuca Mansion in Vicksburg, MS
Another hotel with a haunted history, Anchuca Mansion dates all the way back to 1830. The hotel’s name is actually an ancient Indian word meaning “happy home;” however it doesn’t seem as if that were always the case. One of the past owners, Richard Archer, had five daughters, and it is one of his daughters that is believed to be haunting the hotel. Legend has it that Richard Archer wouldn’t let his daughter marry the love of her life and, for that, she is eternally resentful. “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” has a whole new meaning, doesn’t it?
9. Tallahatchie Flats in Greenwood, MS
If you’re looking for the ultimate nostalgic experience then this is THE place for you. The Tallahatchie Flats are made up of 6 original plantation cottages that have been transported to a cotton plantation just north of Greenwood. While there isn’t much to the flats, the landscape is breathtaking and the area’s musical history is abundant as there are several museums located nearby. It is even speculated that musical legend Robert Johnson died in one of the small cottages located on the property. What this hotel lacks in amenities is definitely made up for in the experience.
10. The Briars Bed and Breakfast in Natchez, MS
Built in approximately 1812, the Briars Bed and Breakfast is bound have a history, and have a history it does as the hotel is known for being the marriage site of Jefferson Davis and Varina Howell. The Natchez hotel sits atop the highest Mississippi River bluff south of St. Louis on a sprawling twenty acres. Named the “most secluded bed and breakfast” for the past 5 years, The Briars is the perfect getaway.