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 SUMMER OF RAINBOWS 2015
Last month in mid July and now in August we have had just the right conditions of summer thunderstorms to create rainbows. Hot, humid days gave way to cold fronts moving through and with it a cleansing jet stream of cooler temperatures and rainstorms. Both times it happened at or near sunset. As the rain gave way to some clearing as the sun was sinking down on the horizon in the west, the storm continued in the east. This created the perfect condition for rainbows. And as luck would have it, in both instances a double rainbow was produced. One was the deeper more vibrant spectrum of colors while the other somewhat more feint.
In the more recent of the two occurrences, the storm was still carrying on just off to the east, and magically bolts of lightning flashed in between the two rainbows to create an even more awesome spectacle of the sky.