Monday, Jul. 13, 2009


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The place leaks when it rains, the wireless Internet is spotty because of the tin roof, and the proprietors are likely to hang up on you if you ask about the thread count of the sheets in the rooms. No matter. Staying at the Shack Up Inn — a group of former sharecroppers' cabins on Hopson Plantation — is a pure Delta experience. The state's only B&B (bed and beer) remains virtually unchanged since its plantation days. The only modern amenities are the indoor plumbing and, of course, the Moon Pie left on the pillow in lieu of a mint. Rates: from $60 per night