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 FALL 2017
FALL- THE SEASON OF GATHERING IN AND GRATITUDE
As we look around the farm fields in our area, we see that the crops have been harvested and the ground now begins to lie fallow in an attempt to regenerate itself for future plantings. As we gather from the natural world, so too at this time of year we can become ripe enough to harvest the bounties of our inner world. And so too we can begin a seasonal inwardness that will lead to a soulful regeneration for seeds of the future. One of the surest ways to do that is by the practice of gratitude. The season of autumn traditionally lends itself to that, most noticeably in the celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. But everyday should be a Thanksgiving Day.
Every day we are given:
24 hours or
1,440 minutes or
86, 400 seconds
In how many of those numerous seconds do we actually take the time to say "Thank you"?
Each day we are surrounded by abundance-our challenge is not only to be awake enough to realize it, but also to give thanks for the abundance we have been given. As the year begins to wind down towards its close, it is especially important to take the time to reflect on the blessings that have come to fruition in our lives.