The Inn at the Rustic Gate is a place of welcome and calm for every season. We invite our guests to take a step back from their every day lives, to return to nature, to peace and quiet, and to get in touch once again with what feeds their soul.
Just seven miles from Big Rapids, situated on 150 acres of woodlands, wetlands, rollowing meadows, and a private pond, the
Inn at the Rustic Gate is a sanctuary, a retreat, a meeting place, and a gateway to the truest aspects of ourselves.
This Month from the InnkeepersHOLIDAY AND YEAR END MUSINGS - 2014
As we approach the holidays and look toward a new year, I am reminded of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol". We all have our ghosts of past, present, and future. Thankfully they do teach us lessons.
So, in the spirit of Christmas past I honor those friends and family members who incarnated the meaning of this holiday and who taught me that it is more blessed to give than to receive. I honor those who gave birth to me both in body and in spirit.
In the spirit of Christmas present I honor us the creators and keepers of the Inn at the Rustic Gate. I honor our guests who come back to us year after year and who have become a part of our family. I bless Pat, the keeper of the hearth fires of hospitality here at the inn. I bless Sharon our nurturer who feeds both bodies and souls. I bless the creative spark of envisioning that ignited a fire in my soul that blazed into the creation of this place.