Please take the time to read these answers to our frequently asked questions before booking a shack
Shacks: if you think you might not like one then do yourself, and us, a favor and don't book one. They are for people who appreciate history, the way it was. Shacks are loved by artists, musicians, writers and just plain cool folks. (some people seem to think our shacks were slave shacks, not so) they were sharecropper houses and or tenant houses.
NO TOUR BUSES AND OR TOUR BUS GROUPS ALLOWED ON THE SHACK UP INN'S GROUND WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL...
Rates --- click on the Reservations button above
wireless INTERNET --- yes
Bochures --- nope
Discounts --- call Priceline for big fat swollen William Shatner
AC and heat --- yes, both of them in all units
running water --- both hot and cold
Indoor BATHROOMS --- yes, 1 in each unit
coffee, condiments, fridge and microwave --- yes
roof leaks -- only if it rains
Room service --- call the Peabody in Memphis
Phone & fax service --- call a Comfort Inn anywhere
Sheet thread count --- NO KIDDING FOLKS, SOME CRAZY LADY ASKED THIS QUESTION...call the Alluvian in Greenwood, they really have the good ones
Wake up call --- yea right, automatic one minute after check out time, it consist of a chain saw right outside your bedroom window at 11:01 AM
Beer --- We got all you liver can stand
The shotgun house plays a role in the folklore and culture of the south. Superstition holds that ghosts and spirits are attracted to shotgun houses because they may pass straight through them, and that some houses were built with doors intentionally misaligned to deter these spirits. They also often serve as a convenient symbol of life in the south. Elvis Presley was born in a shotgun house, the Neville Brothers grew up in one, and Robert Johnson is said to have died in one. Shortly before his death in May 1997, Jeff Buckley rented a shotgun house in Memphis and was so enamored with it he contacted the owner about the possibility of buying it. Dream Brother, David Browne's biography on Jeff and Tim Buckley, opens with a description of this shotgun house and Jeff's fondness of it.