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 WINTER 2016
We have completed our 12th year here at the Inn at the Rustic Gate and turned the calendar page to 2016, which is our thirteenth time of coursing through the months of the year with our guests. When first contemplating this event, the negative symbolism associated with the number 13 gave me pause and made me shutter. It is often viewed as an "unlucky" number and I didn’t want to think of the year ahead as an unlucky one. In my attempts to reframe my thinking I sought out the religious and spiritual meanings of the number thirteen. This actually made me more excited about living the year to come.
Here are the new associations I discovered:
-The number 13 relates to a transcendent dimension of godliness and enables one to infuse spirituality within the material world.
-Thirteen holds the vibration of new beginnings, of striving forward.
-Thirteen is the number of fulfillment, uniqueness, and optimism.
-Inspiration and creativity, growth and manifestation show itself in the number 13.
-It is the karmic number of great upheaval so that new ground may be broken.