In buzzing Mississippi metropolitan downtowns, you will find traditional accommodation as well as some not-so-traditional places to stay. From breakfast inns in historic homes to repurposed sharecropper houses, the vast range of accommodation options in Mississippi showcases the state’s character and spirit, and you’ll also meet eclectic characters along the way – you’re sure to have a time you’ll never forget! 

Here is our roundup of some of the more ‘unique’ accommodation options in Mississippi:

For the Curious: Shack-Up Inn 

“The Ritz We Ain’t” is the slogan at The Shack Up Inn. Located three miles from the legendary Crossroads of Highways 49 and 61, guests can take a walk back in time while staying in refurbished sharecropper shacks. The original cotton gin is now the bar and lobby, and you can find one of the first mechanised cotton pickers on the grounds. 

For the History Buffs: Monmouth Historic Inn 

Monmouth Historic Inn is an early 19th-century antebellum mansion located on 26 acres of beautiful gardens. Situated in Natchez and named a National Historic Landmark, the property provides generous Southern hospitality, luxury lodging, delicious culinary offerings, historical tours of the house, and a lovingly manicured garden.

For those That Love Peace and Quiet: The Forest Retreat

The Forest Retreat is a secluded adults-only getaway open all year-round, just 45 minutes south-east of Natchez, and was designed in the Adirondack style by Louisiana antiquarian Don Didier. The property is on the edge of the Homochitto National Forest, approximately 10 miles North East of Gloster, Mississippi, two hours from New Orleans or ninety minutes from Baton Rouge – well worth checking out if you’d love some time to yourselves.

For the Colourful: The Main Street Hotel

The Mains Hotel is located on Yazoo City’s very colourful historic Main Street. The Main Street Hotel’s rooms are uniquely decorated with antique furniture, eclectic art, claw-foot tubs, and modern conveniences. 

For the Nature-Lover: Tara Wildlife Lodge

With 9,000 acres of oxbow lakes and 12 kilometres of Mississippi River, plus bottomland hardwood forests, Tara Wildlife is the ideal outdoor getaway for families or groups, just 40 minutes drive from Vicksburg. Activities include nature trail walks, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching, or opportunities to relax by the campfire. There are three different choices of accommodation, with various amenities and rooms.   

Clark House Inn is one of Clarksdale’s only Bed and Breakfasts. The 185 historic home once belonged to John Clark, founder of the city, and is among the oldest around. There are eight guest rooms, all named after Tennessee Williams characters and elements of the Delta, spread between the main house and carriage house. 

For further information on unique lodgings in Mississippi, visit https://visitmississippi.org/things-to-do/point-of-interest/type/lodging/.