“Cadillac Shack Lived Up To Our Expectations”
Shack Up Inn
We stayed for one night on a motorcycle trip through the Blues Country. Everybody who loves Blues or appreciates that the Blues was the beginning of all music should make this trip some day. We really enjoyed everything about the Shack Up Inn. We were there on a Tuesday night and not much happens on a Tuesday in Clarksdale so we missed out on the juke joints (sniff, sniff) and Madidi and almost missed Ground Zero. We managed to hit that for lunch before we left town.
We stayed int Cadillac Shack and were warmly greeted upon our arrival. There was a group staying on a work retreat of some sort and they hired a band. We were invited to come by and listen which we did for a little bit.
The best time we had was when we wandered up to the Commissary and found a nice little bar. The owner and his family were very friendly. We sat for a couple of hours drinking beer and meeting the locals that stopped in. That really makes a trip for us. This was one of our fondest memories of our entire trip.
We enjoyed every minute we were in Clarksdale. I cannot imagine being back in the area with all the other rides to do but if I am I won't be sad to be there. It was a journey that I will not soon forget. Thank you to Robert Johnson and all the other bluesmen/women who blazed the trail to provide me with many hours of listening pleasure. My heart was full and truly grateful for their sacrifices and talents.
“Our most unique trip ever”
Shack Up Inn
Trip type: Couples Even if you see their website, you have to experience this place in person.
Stayed in one of the Cotton Gin bins, the shacks were booked up. What a hoot this place is. The room was all we needed, actually larger than most hotels.
The treat is wandering around the property. Make sure to take it all in. There are unexpected experiences all over in places some people may miss.
We were lucky enough to have found the Commisary open after we got back from dinner at a nice restaurant in town. This place is a cross between a movie set, museum, country store and a honky tonk. We ended up sitting at the bar talking to the bartender who actually is a tour guide in the area and is remarkably knowledgable about blues history. He might have exagerated or embelished some of his stories. But, it was a unique experience to go along with the stay.