What We Liked:
The set up – how cool is it to visit blues country and stay in a shack? Being British probably had something to do with it, but staying here felt like staying on a film set, and we loved it. We loved Les, too – he went out of his way to look after us, and even accompanied us to a juke joint 30 miles away so we didn’t have to go it alone. Most of his guests seem to end up Facebook-friending him – this is a good sign. Also, although there’s no food on site, guests get 10 per cent off at Veronica’s, a cafe in town, where they have the best Eggs Benedict ever - promise.
What We Didn’t Like:
Because they’re out in the sticks here, internet access is via satellite and a little dicey – we managed to send a few emails ok, but large files won’t make it across. Also, obviously it’s an old one, so we expected stains and stuff, but our bathroom sink could have been a bit cleaner. Although if you’re up for staying somewhere like this in the first place, you probably could care less about things like that.
Probably not for everyone because it’s out of the way (five minutes drive out of town) and basic (if you want luxury, you need the Alluvian, in Greenwood itself). But if you like the concept, you’ll love it here. It’s definitely one of the coolest places we’ve stayed – we’d be back in a shot(gun) (sorry).