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Delta Bohemian Guest House

Entire cottage hosted by Madge
2 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Self check-in
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Historical Delta Bohemian Guest House
Perfect for a couple.
Ideal for friends.
Maximum Two Adults, Strictly enforced
Bedroom One: king pillow-top Beautyrest mattress
Bedroom Two: twin-size Tempur-Pedicurist mattress day bed, sitting area, dressing table/desk
Shared bathroom
3 blocks from Downtown Clarksdale
Not too big. Just right. 1,000 sq ft
Upscale. Discreet. Safe. Quiet. Fun. Attention to detail.

The space
The Delta Bohemian Guest House was rated by Forbes Travel Guide as the #2 Best Hotel in the Mississippi Delta.

The Delta Bohemian Guest House, a beautiful, artsy, self-contained, short-term accommodation, is ideally located in the heart of old, residential Clarksdale, only three blocks from downtown. Clarksdale is known world-wide as the Birthplace of the Blues.

The DBGH is a one-of-a-kind lodging destination ideal for travelers interested in the Blues and Delta culture and who are searching for that perfect combination of authentic Delta, sophistication, comfort, and attention to detail.

HISTORICAL 1917 GUEST HOUSE
Perfect for a couple!
Ideal for friends traveling together.
TWO BEDROOMS
ONE BATHROOM
OPEN LIVING, DINING AND KITCHEN
FREE WI-FI and flat screen tv for viewing DVD library
PRIVATE PATIO AND BACKYARD
PRIVATE BOHEMIAN POND AND GARDEN

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES
Wi-Fi
Docking station with speakers in living room area and both bedrooms.
Clock Radio in each bedroom.
Efficient and quiet ductless heating and cooling units throughout home.
600 thread count cotton sheets for bedding. Down comforters.
Down pillows. Medium firm down alternative pillows.
Bath sheets.
Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Lotion
Iron and ironing board.
Hair dryer.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Washer/Dryer available at Clarksdale White House which shares a common back yard. Inquire with owner Madge.
Complimentary welcome Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.
One covered parking spot and one off street parking spot. Several street side parking spots, too.
And much, much more....

Amenities include a living area with a large flat screen television for viewing our DVD library (no cable signal), full kitchen stocked with complimentary breakfast items complete with Keurig coffee maker, and a downstairs eating area. Upstairs, guests will find two bedrooms. The Green Acres Bedroom has a premium pillow-top Beautyrest mattress. The Delta Princess Bedroom has a twin-size Tempur-Pedic mattress daybed with sitting area and dressing table/desk. One tiled and mirrored bath. Quality linens, pillows and towels.
Maximum Two Adults can stay in the Delta Bohemian Guest House. Strictly enforced.

Guests have a side front patio, plus use of a private, large fenced-in backyard complete with funky lighted "Bohemian Pond and Garden" with picnic table and hammock.

Great attention to authenticity and detail has been paid to the décor and furnishings throughout the home.

As part of the "Delta Bohemian" experience, guests are personally greeted upon arrival by owners Billy and Madge Marley Howell, native Mississippi Deltans and publishers of The Delta Bohemian, an online literary and multi-media website celebrating the unity and diversity of the Mississippi Delta.

The Delta Bohemian Guest House, a former two story Delta cypress cook's house, was built in 1917 by a Delta planter and was extensively restored in 2012 by the Howells with the help of fellow native Deltan, friend, and interior designer Marilyn Trainor Storey, principal designer of Jackson, Mississippi's Per Design Studio and design blogger MS Design Maven.

The Howells and Storey have created a unique lodging using an upscale, yet earthy and bohemian style, infusing the house with warmth and a real sense of the old Mississippi Delta.

The DBGH is an ideal respite for a couple, friends, business travelers, and Deltans returning home to see family and friends. Maximum Two Adults.

The Delta Bohemian Guest House is available for short term rental year round, in addition to availability during all Clarksdale and area Blues festivals.

Guests who stay at the Delta Bohemian Guest House leave feeling like they stayed somewhere very special. The home is comfortable, beautiful, intimate and unique. You will want to come back to this special home and this unique town.

Our private back yard, patio and garden area.

We like to greet our guests upon arrival to get you checked in and oriented to the home and to Clarksdale. We can make it brief or as detailed as you like. We can also leave a key in our Lockbox for late arrivals.

We live in a diversified, historical neighborhood only three blocks from Clarksdale's downtown historic district.

Our town is small so driving around is a piece of cake. We will give you map and point you in the right directions. You can walk to downtown if you like but driving is quicker.

Guest access
Contact us when you are about 30 minutes away from arriving. If you anticipate a late arrival, we can always leave you a key. You will have the house to yourself! Your home away from home while in the Mississippi Delta. Perfect respite during your stay.

We can accommodate late check-ins using our secure lockbox.

Other things to note
If you want to learn more about the Mississippi Delta, it's culture, history and blues, take a Delta Bohemian Tour with Billy. It will be one of the best things you will do your entire trip, other than staying at the DBGH.

Each tour is customized to suit your particular interests. Billy is very knowledgeable and entertaining. Visit our Delta Bohemian website and click on TOURS at the top of the page.

ALSO, PLEASE NOTE: FOR FESTIVALS, AND HOLIDAYS WE HAVE SPECIAL RATES AND MINIMUMS.

KING BISCUIT BLUES FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 4-10, 2016 - FIVE NIGHT MINIMUM
Historical Delta Bohemian Guest House
Perfect for a couple.
Ideal for friends.
Maximum Two Adults, Strictly enforced
Bedroom One: king pillow-top Beautyrest mattress
Bedroom Two: twin-size Tempur-Pedicurist mattress day bed, sitting area, dressing table/desk
Shared bathroom
3 blocks from Downtown Clarksdale
Not too big. Just right. 1,000 sq ft
Upscale. Discreet. Safe. Quie…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Air conditioning
Smoke alarm
Hair dryer
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Iron
Carbon monoxide alarm
Wifi
Washer
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Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States

Hosted by Madge

Joined in October 2012
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I am the Publisher and Producer of the DELTA BOHEMIAN, an online magazine about our unique perspective of the Mississippi Delta, where I was born and raised. We offer overnight accommodations in the DELTA BOHEMIAN GUEST HOUSE and the CLARKSDALE WHITE HOUSE. Both properties share a common, large, private backyard. The three private bedrooms in the CLARKSDALE WHITE HOUSE are very large and each one has it's own expansive private bathroom. The common areas are abundant with multiple options for lounging and/or working. The home itself is beautiful. The DELTA BOHEMIAN GUEST HOUSE is an upscale and funky self-contained accommodation. Guests who book this unique property get the whole 1,000 sq ft home to themselves. It is ideal for a couple, several friends or a small family. ABOUT ME: I was born in Clarksdale in 1958 but was raised in Tallahatchie County near a little town of 250+ people called Sumner. I went off to school at All Saints Episcopal High School in Vicksburg my junior year in high school. Upon graduation I went to Southwestern at Memphis, now called Rhodes College, and later transferred to the University of Texas in Austin where I graduated in 1980 with a BA in Theater. During my college years I lived in Paris and in Bilbao, Spain during the summers. I enjoy traveling. I lived in Dallas, Memphis 3 different times, Austin, Red Rock, Texas, Philadelphia, PA, Atlanta, GA and New York City where I worked for Putumayo. I moved back home to the Mississippi Delta to Sumner in 1994 to raise my daughter Corinne. I finally moved to the place where I was born, Clarksdale, in 2010 when my husband, Billy, and I bought the CLARKSDALE WHITE HOUSE on West Second Street, a home I long been my favorite house in Clarksdale while growing up as a child. When it became available for sale, and Billy and I were newlyweds looking for a place of our own, I couldn't believe it. We feel so blessed to live in it. In addition, we were wildly blessed when we found out that if we bought the house on West Second, we also got the bonus guest house in the back yard. Oh My! Are you kidding me? It needed a lot of work. We partially renovated it in 2010. New roof. New siding. Insulation. Basic stuff. We rented it to two Teach 4 America girls for 2 years. Once their commitment here in Clarksdale ended, they each returned home to their families and Billy and I had a decision to make. Continue to rent it long term or bite the bullet and fully restore this special place. Many thousands of dollars later, after 9 weeks, and with the help of our good friend, Interior Designer Marilyn Trainor Storey, we opened the Delta Bohemian Guest House. We adore this place and we think you will too. It is difficult to describe just how good it feels to stay in the DELTA BOHEMIAN GUEST HOUSE or the CLARKSDALE WHITE HOUSE. It's something very special and we feel honored and blessed to be your hosts. It is our privilege to offer you a real taste of southern hospitality. Life is about relationships and we treasure every encounter. We look forward to meeting you, welcoming you and giving you a place to experience the Mississippi Delta like nowhere else you have ever stayed. Goodness abounds!
I am the Publisher and Producer of the DELTA BOHEMIAN, an online magazine about our unique perspective of the Mississippi Delta, where I was born and raised. We offer overnight acc…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm