The Tush-Hog House at Tallahatchie Flats
What looks to be a leftover set design from Oh Brother Where Art Thou is actually Tallahatchie Flats – a collection of single-family, rural 1920’s shacks. Grammy-award-winning record producer and co-owner Steve LaVere purchased the decaying buildings from families around the county and relocated all seven to an empty plot of land in the river delta. The “Tush-Hog House” was acquired from a farm west of Tallahatchie Flats, in the town where Blues legend Robert Johnson met his painful demise after being poisoned with strychnine in a bar. The singer died in the home of his friend, Tush Hog. Hog’s original home is long gone, but this tarpaper shack bearing his name offers a glimpse into Depression Era rural living quarters. The three-room house is outfitted with battered antiques from the ‘30s and ‘40s, a small kitchen with appliances and sleeps five.
Bonus: After sunset, the only sounds you’ll hear are crickets and the soft thump of moths against the bare bulb hanging on the peeling front porch.
Approximate Cost: $80/night