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 2017
As the calendar turns and we begin our 14th year here at the Inn, our hearts are filled with gratitude as we think of all the people who have graced us with their presence year after year and have become part of the fabric of our lives. But with recent events in our culture, there is a certain trepidation in our hearts that lingers over the divisiveness we see and what appears to be the emboldening of attitudes of discrimination. The notion of a "world that works for all" seems to have fallen by the wayside.
Our yoga teacher, Lisa Sandin, inspires us in many ways, but most recently she posted on her board at the studio the following quotation by L.R. Knost.
"Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.
All things break. And all things can be mended.
Not with time, as they say, but with intention.
So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
The broken world waits in darkness of the light that is you."