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About the Inn

Since January 2004, The Inn at the Rustic Gate has embraced the peaceful surroundings of a former dairy farm in Big Rapids just north of Grand Rapids while introducing amenities with an emphasis on inner well being.

Integral to the Inn's focus on introspection is its natural surroundings. The main draw is the beautiful landscape. The rolling meadows and woodlands provide ample room for thoughtful walks while a pond and lake are available to persons more inspired by calming waters.

The Inn at the Rustic Gate staff and facilities exist to positively affect the quality of your days both during the time you spend with us and after you return home. It is our intention to create a transformational space, to provide a place of welcome and calm that will allow you to temporarily step back from the demands of your everyday life. Each day we take in aspects of the world around us. On our best days we participate in a new creation by giving back to the world something of the truest aspects of ourselves.

At the Inn at the Rustic Gate it is our goal to live life in pursuit of those best days.

Meet the Innkeepers

We, the Innkeepers of the Rustic Gate strive to create an ambience of warmth and welcoming spirit. Our goal is to create an excellent stay for our guests and help them feel at home while at the Inn.

Patricia Barrett

Patricia Barrett

Pat is the operations manager and ensures that all goes smoothly. If adjustments need to be made to your room, she will be happy to help.

Marcia Stroko

Marcia Stroko

Is in charge of guest welcome, registration, and check out as well as maintenance of the grounds and gardens. Marcia is happy to help guests get settled and show them around the facility.

Sharon Stroko

Sharon Stroko

Sharon is the resident chef and event planner. Her culinary expertise allows her to adjust menus to special needs diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, diabetic, etc. In her life prior to coming to the Inn, Sharon was a registered nurse, so she can also assist guests who may be experiencing some physical problems during their stay

Walk in beauty, Dream and be inspired by beauty, Give pause and shape life anew, Notice the seemingly impossible trying to be born within you.
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