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 InnkeepersSPRING 2015
Spring is happening in fits and starts here in West Michigan. We've gone from a week of weather in the 50's, 60's and even touching 70 recently. But alas today we've seen snowflakes the size of golf balls floating to the ground in a swirling squall. Afterwards we got a few brief moments of sunshine, which of course reverted to a shade of gray all too reminiscent of winter.
The hardiest of our heralds of spring have not been daunted by this weather. The Canadian geese and the Sand hill cranes have been here for weeks now. The spring peepers are mating up a storm in our wetlands and are chirping us to sleep every night. The Robins and the Red-winged blackbirds are back in droves.
We put out the porch furniture last week when the thermometer reached 70 and it is sitting there looking lonely and forlorn for lack of occupants.