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 SPRING 2017
"Attention is the beginning of devotion."
I have been reminded recently of this quote from Mary Oliver’s latest publication entitled “Upstream”.
Many things and happenings constantly call for one’s attention here at the Rustic Gate. The spring flowers have come and mostly faded, and are gently giving way to the sequence of perennials blooms from now through the summer months and into fall. Their interlude graciously filled in by the colors of the annual plants strategically placed to draw the eye and soul to the soil.
The Canadian geese, sand hill cranes, and trumpeter swans vie for each other’s and our attention with their persistent calls and fly overs on their way to nesting on our waters.