My daughter and I wanted the MS Delta experience. Born near and raised in Clarksdale, we wanted to hear some real blues music. The best decision we made was to stay at Madge’s B&B. The White House is a gem, and Madge is its mistress, the most gracious and friendly hostess! She was truly anxious to make our stay there as relaxing and comfortable as possible. It was like staying in the home of a friend. Everything about our stay was exceptional; why stay in a motel, when you can stay in a home!?
We loved staying in the Honey Room, run by Madge and Billy Howell, in Clarksdale, Mississippi. It felt like we were in a movie--the whole house is beautiful and our room was large with a wonderful king bed and huge bathroom with both shower and gigantic bathtub. There's plenty to eat for breakfast (you get it yourself, but they provide cereals, fruit, bread...). We took Billy's 3-hour tour, which was awesome, learning about the agriculture, blues music, the people (historic and present). We drove on a levee! Clarksdale has wonderful BBQ joints and cafes with great live blues music 7 days a week! Plus a great blues museum and wonderful blues stores (recordings, books, tee-shirts...). We will return!
Madge was a delight from booking to post-departure. Her home (the White House where she always wanted to live as a little girl growing up in Clarksdale) is lovely and the Honey Room was very comfortable with a great bed and a stall shower in the bathroom plus tub. Great value for the price, and a nice help-yourself breakfast with beautiful public rooms for your use. It is the best place to stay in Clarksdale. Just be aware there is a flight of steps to climb, but Madge’s husband, Billy, took our bags up, which was very kind. But do not doubt — the star of this place is Madge! And Billy’s 3-hour Delta Bohemian tour of Clarksdale and environs will be a highlight of your trip to the Delta (see separate review). We will remember Madge and Bilky’s kindness and conviviality for a long time to come, as will our British travel partners. Thank you, Madge!
Warm, friendly...welcoming. Nicely appointed room and home.
Billy and Madge make you feel like you right at home!
Great stay with special hosts!
We rented all of the rooms for one night! What a treat it was for all of us! It was perfect & so much fun to look at all of the cool things in the White House!
Lovely hostess & wonderful location! Yes, I would stay again in a heartbeat!!!!!!
This was our first visit to Clarksdale and The Clarksdale White House but it won't be our last. We booked the Honey Room and it was perfect for our needs. The White House is close to all of the downtown clubs and restaurants but far enough away that you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the century old home and it's grounds. Madge was so helpful from before our arrival to even checking on us after we'd left. We've been spreading the word on Clarksdale ever since we returned home and planning future trips. We feel so fortunate that, as music lovers, we've found another weekend destination and a place that we can call home during our trips.
You will be missing out Madge's warm hospitality if you chose not to stay at the Clarksdale White House. We were so pleased with all the special touches when we checked into the Honey Room. A very nice bed for sleeping, large, clean bathroom, a comfy sofa, and Mississippi Blues playing on the radio. Don't hesitate to stay here; you will not regret it!