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The Allure of The Alluvian

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The Alluvian Hotel, in Greenwood, Mississippi, is located in the Delta, also known as the “South’s south.” With an allure that cannot be found anywhere else, the Delta has been the muse of great southern writers for many years. Here, within the historic Delta town of Greenwood, Mississippi is where you’ll find The Alluvian Hotel. The Alluvian is a must-stay for anyone who enjoys beauty, delicious food, history, and culturally rich experiences.

The hotel name, itself, has its roots deep within the region. The Mississippi Delta is considered an alluvial plain, a level land created by extensive amounts of mineral-rich soil deposited for centuries by the great Mississippi River. As lore would have it, Tennessee Williams once referred to the people living on this land as “Alluvians.”

After checking into The Alluvian, you will notice that every piece of decor and detail is linked to southern heritage. Southern charm meets modern luxury in every guest room and corridor. A library full of Mississippi writers past and present is yours to enjoy as you eat a traditional southern breakfast, including homemade biscuits. The hotel also includes a luxurious spa, yoga classes, and the famous Giardina’s restaurant.

Take a walk around downtown historic Greenwood and check out the charming Turnbrow Book Company and Gallery, full of books about the Delta and pieces of art created by local artists. The Mississippi Gift Company is full of beautiful pieces of pottery, stationary, and everything in-between that are all representative of the Delta. Don’t forget to sign up for a cooking class at the Viking Culinary School, across the street from The Alluvian! There, you will learn how to make traditional southern delicacies that are sure to wow your next dinner guests.

The Alluvian has been a stopping place for many people, including actors, authors, and politicians. Various scenes of the popular movie The Help, based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel, were filmed in Greenwood and have drawn a large crowd of tourists since then. Additionally, guests who stay at The Alluvian have the opportunity to learn more about the rich culture and heritage of the Delta through its vast offerings of museums and exhibits. Civil War artifacts, Indian mounds, juke joints, Blues museums, plantation homes, literary collections, and Kermit the Frog are all at your fingertips!

The Delta is a magical place that intrigues locals and visitors alike. Staying at The Alluvian Hotel offers guests the opportunity to connect the past with the present, with southern style and service.

Photo courtesy of The Alluvian Hotel

www.thealluvian.com

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Written by Meredith Biesinger

Hey y'all! I am a professional educator, and writer, with a great love of southern culture. There's no place like Mississippi!

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