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 Innkeepers JULY 2018
Celebrating our Interdependence-July 2018
As the 4th of July holiday approaches this year, I am in a rather pensive frame of mind somewhat brought on by the heart wrenching videos of the past weeks, of immigrant children who have been separated from their families.
In reflecting on the deeper meaning of our "Independence Day" holiday, we are of course extremely grateful for the many freedoms both physical and spiritual which form the very bedrock of the founding of this nation. But because of the diversity of people who grace our Inn throughout the year, we realize that our independence as a people is dependent on the degree to which we realize that we are all interdependent. We cannot help but reflect with gratitude on the many gifts shared by the groups of people who pass through the Rustic Gate each year: thought leadership, artistic creativity, spiritual wisdom, compassion, kindness, openness, curiosity, and a desire to learn and explore. They continue to touch our lives in ways which we never could have imagined when we founded The Inn at the Rustic Gate. We cherish both what they bring to and what they take away from time spent here. We are honored to provide a supportive environment which enables people to come together. We nurture them and they in turn nourish us by affirming the ways in which we carry out our mission. We know this to be true: In our diversity is our strength.
May it be so in our time.
Blessings to all and safe travels as you journey.