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Upscale & Unique Delta Bohemian Guest House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,001 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Paradise in Clarksdale and only 3 Blocks From Downtown. Experience it!

Staying at the DBGH is an experience!

Perfect for a Couple!

Ideal for friends traveling together.








Historical Circa 1917 Guest House

Only 3 blocks from Downtown Clarksdale

Private and Secure

Two Story 1,000 sq ft

* Master Bedroom: King Size Premium Beautyrest Pillow-top Bed

* 2nd Bedroom: Bunk Bed w/ double and twin Tempur-pedic mattress

* Premium linens, pillows, towels

* Open Living and Dining and Kitchen area

* Free Wi-Fi

* TV with DVD player and DVD library. No cable signal.

* Complimentary Breakfast items

* Welcome PBR for each Guest in fridge!

* Private Back Yard with Picnic Table, Hammock and lounge seating

Rated by Forbes Travel Guide as #2 Best Hotel in the Mississippi Delta.

Featured in Delta Magazine's "The Ultimate Insider's Guide to the Mississippi Delta" among many other international publications.

Ideal for traveler interested in the Blues, Mississippi Delta culture and who is searching for that perfect combination of authentic Delta, sophistication, comfort and attention to detail.

Standard Rate based on Two Person occupancy:

Additional fee per night per guest beyond 2. Maximum 4 Adults.

Special Rates and Night Minimums are applied during Festivals, Events and Holidays.

All rates are subject to change and vary during festivals, holidays and high impact periods.

FOR A CUSTOMIZED LONG TERM RESERVATION, artists/writers/musicians love staying with us, PLEASE CONTACT US at 662-392-9249.

There is NOTHING else like it anywhere. Meet owners Magical Madge and/or Chilly Billy, both born in Clarksdale and founders of The Delta Bohemian®.

Check-in beginning at 3 pm.

Check-out by 11 am.

No children under 13 unless prior approval by owners. (See Policy guidelines.)

Shares a common private back yard with the Clarksdale White House.

More Details

Madge Marley Howell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Madge Marley Howell

Chilly Billy and Magical Madge Marley Howell own the Delta Bohemian Guest House and the Clarksdale White House. They are the founders of The Delta Bohemian® and Delta Bohemian Tours.

They enjoy welcoming people from all over the world to their properties and on their Tours.

Madge and Billy were both born in Clarksdale. Billy was raised in Clarksdale and Madge was raised in the country in Tallahatchie County on a farm.

Madge Marley Howell purchased this house in 2010

Why Madge Marley Howell chose Clarksdale

You will have the most private and unique place to stay in the City of Clarksdale in a residential neighborhood only 3 blocks from Downtown Clarksdale.

You will have a special sanctuary to retreat to when you need to refuel and rest. The home is comfortable, quiet and provides all the comforts you will need during your stay.

The DBGH is your home away from home. It is 500 sq ft on each floor. Perfect for being able to get stretch out and relax. One could be taking a nap in the unbelievably comfortable Green Acred Bedroom while the other is downstairs watching one of the many dvds. Perhaps you will spend some time in the back yard that is totally enclosed with a brick fence. If you are traveling with other friends staying elsewhere, you can invite them over and have plenty of room to entertain. It just doesn't get any better in Clarksdale than the DBGH.

We are eager to welcome you to the Delta Bohemian Guest House.

What makes this house unique

The home has a unique floor plan, providing plenty of room for guests to seek individual privacy. The living area downstairs is ideal for wonderful conversation. The dining room table is a favorite gathering spot for guests as well as the tin roofed picnic table in the back yard beside the Bohemian Pond and Garden.

Your vehicle can be parked in the off street parking in front of our storage building adjacent to the Guest House, street-side in front of the Guest House, or in the covered garage for the Clarksdale White House which is next door to the Guest House. You have a security alarm if you care to use it. Free Wi-Fi. Bedding and Linens are top quality. Breakfast items are included. A welcome PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) beer for each adult guest will be waiting in the refrigerator upon your arrival.

A washer/dryer is available by request at the Clarksdale White House.


Clarksdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1001 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Serenity Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shelves conveniently provided for your own personal items.
  • Custom ceramic tile shower with premium fixtures throughout bathroom. Glass tiles provide ambiant light for day and night. Kohler sink with a vanity. Premium 100% cotton sheets and towels. Door hooks provided for towels. Dirty towel hamper provided. Complimentary personal toilet articles include Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion, Face Soap, Body Soap. Hair dryer and extra towels are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Green Acres - 1 king , Premium quality mattress and bedding.
    Delta Princess - 1 bunk bed , One Bunk bed: premium Tempur-Pedic Full and Twin mattresses
  • Green Acres Bedroom has a plush, pillow-top, King Size bed. Delta Princess Bedroom has a bunk bed with Tempur Pedic Full and Twin mattresses. We provide premium linens, pillows and towels. Music docking stations will accommodate iPad and iPhone (not 5 or 6, must have adaptor) and has a cord which enables you to connect all smart phones for playing music. Each bedroom has a radio, alarm and clock. Iron and ironing board in closet of Green Acres Bedroom. Efficient and quiet ductless heat/air units in each bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Your home away from home while staying in Clarksdale, the Golden Buckle of the Delta. The Delta Bohemian Guest House, a self-contained, short-term accommodation, is ideally located in the heart of old, residential Clarksdale, and only three blocks from downtown. Clarksdale is known world-wide as the Birthplace of the Blues. This Guest House is the perfect dwelling for the traveler interested in the Blues and Delta culture and who is searching for that perfect combination of authentic Delta, sophistication, comfort and attention to detail. Consider taking a popular and custom Delta Bohemian Tour with "Poor William" Billy Howell of Clarksdale and the Back Roads in the Mississippi Delta. Every one of Billy's tours are unique, real and personal based on your interest. Live music in Clarksdale 365 days a year. We will tap you in to where to go and what to do. We look forward to meeting you! Magical Madge and Poor William Founders of The Delta Bohemian


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Upscale & Unique Delta Bohemian Guest House
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Best Weekend Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time visiting the Mississippi Delta and learning more about the music we love.

The Delta Bohemian House is one of a kind. The house was comfortable and in a great location. The owners, Madge and Billie, were the best. Always on call to make sure your having a good time. They are full of information and history.

I have to stay I have never stayed in a rental house with such gracious hosts. I would do it again in a split second and highly recommend this rental. WONDERFUL!!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jackie, thank you so much for this glowing review! Receiving such positive feedback from two couples who live in one of the coolest cities in the US is encouragement indeed! We are also pleased you made the 5 hour drive to #SeekTheDelta and see what it’s all about. Giving you all a private retreat to call home during your visit gave Billy and me great satisfaction! So so glad y’all had fun! Please come back soon! Peace+ 😊💛 Magical Madge
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Wonderful stay. I would highly recommend.

  • 4 of 5

Madge and Billy were great hosts and made our stay and very enjoyable experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you both stay with us. We loved hearing about how comfortable you were in the home. Thanks for the questions about the Delta Princess bedroom portrait by Marshall Bouldin III. Cool you were interested in that! We are also pleased you got out and enjoyed so much of the live music during the Deep Blues Fest and Clarksdale in general. We hope you will return again for another stay.
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Lots of Southern Charm and Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Bohemian Guest House - Madge and Billy were wonderful to deal with and extremely hospitable - they even invited us to join their annual Christmas Eve party - Southern hospitality at it's best. Billy's tour of the town and the Delta was lots of fun and very informative - we highly recommend it. As for the guest house, what a gem. Loved the decorating, great quality of the bedding and linens and an extremely comfortable master bed. The property is nice (though our weather did not allow us to take advantage of the backyard) my husband and I found the house to be very comfortable for us. Loved the quirkiness that comes with a home from the 1900's - we laughed when my husband sat our suitcases down in the kitchen and they just rolled right over to the staircase! The town has plenty to offer in the way of live music and dining. Very relaxed atmosphere. We would love to return to Clarksdale at a different time of year (better weather hopefully) and we would certainly stay at the Bohemian again. Madge and Billy - thank you again for making us feel so welcome!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having y'all stay with us at the DBGH! You truly got to experience Clarksdale and the Delta all from your own home away from home. Thank you for coming to our Christmas Eve party! Y'all were like family and everyone enjoyed meeting you. Our special gifts from PA were eaten and drunk right away! That was so thoughtful of you! Thank you too for taking a Delta Bohemian Tour with Billy! He had a wonderful time with you! Please come back! Happy New Year! Magical
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Irving, TX

Better than a backstage pass to the authentic delta blues scene

  • 5 of 5

Have you ever been to a place where you say "We're staying with Billy & Madge" and EVERYBODY knows who you're talking about & it opens all doors? That's the experience at the Delta Bohemian. You become part of this eclectic, eccentric, wonderful town that ranges from grit to gentility. We can't say enough fabulous things about staying at the Delta Bohemian. Sure, there are plenty of funky places to stay in Clarksdale. But few are perfect for a trip with a teenager or embed you right in the centre of all things local. The house itself - the old servants quarters - is beautifully crafted and decorated with enormous care to reflect the true bohemian character of the area. Comfortable, perfectly sized and just beautiful. It was like living in a wonderfully wacky gem coloured curio cupboard. All with a funky garden in the back to kick back, tell stories and crack open a cold one. You can walk down three blocks to the centre of town which means the house is a stroll away from the Delta Blues Museum, Cat's Head Gallery, Stan Street's Ham Bone Gallery, Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Club, the Oxbow Restaurant, Miss Dell's General Store and Tennessee Williams' grandfather's home. Madge & Billy are the consummate hosts. Born & raised in the area, they know every nook and cranny and can guide you successfully through an indepth immersion of all things Delta. Billy took us on an all day tour - be sure to ask him about that or a shorter tour - that took us rambling through the old plantation fields, out to Robert Johnson's grave & to the site of Emmit Till's murderers trial. Amazing, life changing experience. Thanks so much for a truly amazing time!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted your real and personal experience at the Delta Bohemian Guest House and in Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta was all you had hoped for and so much more. Thank you also for giving your recommendation for our Delta Bohemian Excursion Tours on the Back Roads of the Delta or in a Pedicab in Downtown Clarksdale. (Y'all's tour with Billy was epic!) We eagerly await your return! You got it and we certainly got you and your family! What delightful souls to have crossed our path! We highly recommend y'all as guests to other vacation rentals! Thanks again! Madge and Billy
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Memphis or Tunica
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Yazoo Pass, Stone Pony, Ground Zero
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Clarksdale Country Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
MS Hwy 61
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Miles
Car: recommended

Clarksdale is located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. We have live music seven nights a week. If you like blues music, you will like Clarksdale. We have numerous music festivals throughout the year including the Juke Joint Festival, Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival, Caravan Festival, Hambone Festival and the King Biscuit Festival, to name only a few.

Rates are subject to change without notice and vary during festivals, holidays and high impact periods.

Tennessee Williams also spent a good part of his early life in Clarksdale. Many of his characters in his plays are based on real life people from here. Clarksdale plays host to the annual Tennessee Williams Festival every year.

Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club is located in Clarksdale. Another popular juke joint is Red's Blues Lounge on Sunflower Avenue.

Our museums include Delta Blues Museum and the Rock & Blues Museum.

Hambone Art Gallery, Foxtrot Gallery and Lambfish Gallery sell original artwork, as does the Delta Bohemian Gift Shop.

You can have outdoor canoeing adventures with Riverman John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company. Take a day trip with John or an overnight. He can completely outfit you.

Roger Stolle's Cat Head Blues and Folk Art is ground zero for everything you need to know about the blues.

Follow the Mississippi Blues Trail marker guide to navigate historical spots in and around Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta.

If you come to Clarksdale, you may come for the blues or Tennessee Williams or for the history, but you will come back because of the people!

We have a unique place here. We treasure it. We think you will too. Stay at the most unique place in Clarksdale, the historical Delta Bohemian Guest House which rests in the same spot it was built many years ago.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Standard Rates are based on two person occupancy. You may add 2 additional adults at $40 per person per night for a maximum of 4 adults.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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