Then there was the kitchen. Brilliant to have a kitchen, obviously, but it would have been nicer if there hadn’t been a dirty pan in the sink, and if the one knife we’d tried to use hadn’t been sticky. We quickly decided to eat out.
As for the bedroom, there were massive cobwebs hanging from under the bed, and there was something smelling of some kind of bodily excretion somewhere around the headboard area. We thought, at first, that the pillows hadn’t been washed, but a cautious sniff confirmed that they had. Still not sure what that was.
Not that the Tallahatchie Flats are beyond repair. Staying in a shotgun cottage on a cotton plantation is still an awesome idea, and far more atmospheric than the swanky Alluvian. The new onsite manager is a sweetheart and we even managed to get some decent WiFi reception outside her shack (not ours, sadly). We definitely want to come back, and since prices start at $65, we probably will. This time we were assigned Miss Aubrey’s house, a relatively whopping shack with two bedrooms, two terraces and a living room as well as the kitchen and bathroom. In theory: supercool.
But the shacks do need to be clean. Luckily, all that would take is a day of a proper scrubdown. Let’s hope they do it before it loses its potential.
Disclaimer: our shack was paid for by the Greenwood CVB as part of an article for a UK magazine, but all opinions are our own.