River Shacks of Tallahatchie Flats
3-Day Tallahatchie Rural Experience – USA
If you’re looking for an authentic stop to break up the journey between Memphis and New Orleans, then you can’t get more unique than the accommodation at Tallahatchie Flats. You’ll sleep in a traditional river shack on the banks of the Tallahatchie River on a cotton plantation. It is the best way to get a feel for rural life on the Mississippi Delta and feel those Delta-style blues.
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Arrival at the Flats
Today you will arrive at your home for the next few nights. Seven kilometres from the nearest town, this is the place to get a feel for real rural Mississippi living. Each “flat”, or tenant house as they are known locally, has been acquired from a local plantation and restored to preserve a piece of history that allows you to feel as if you have stepped back into 1940s America. There is a front and back porch, and the furniture is true to the time period with only the plumbing, air-conditioning and fully functioning kitchen brought up to 21st century standards.
Rural Mississippi Life
This morning you will wake up to the silence of rural life, far away from any main roads or busy towns and your time here is yours to enjoy. You can decide to relax on your porch and take a walk through the Delta countryside on one of the main nature trails in the area. If you are feeling more adventurous, grab a paddle and canoe up the river with a fishing rod and fish for supper or there are also bikes to rent and you can explore the Delta on two wheels. At night you can head to the local tavern on site serving local in authentic surroundings.
Goodbye Tallahatchie, Hello Blues
After a final breakfast on the porch overlooking the bend in the river, it is time to move on to your next destination. On your departure be sure to stop in Avalon just a few miles away, where there is a museum dedicated to blues great Mississippi John Hurt. There is also a rumour that the enigmatic blues legend Robert Johnson died nearby, and you can visit his grave at the Little Zion Church.
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