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Inn at the Rustic Gate

6991 Hungerford Lake Drive, Big Rapids, MI 49307
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My sister and I met there to commemorate the 100th anniversary of our father's birth. As it turned out, the Inn's converted farm house belonged to a good friend of our father. It was the perfect setting for our return to our childhood neighborhood. The trio of ladies made us feel perfectly at home, shared ethnic background stories and served... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

About seven miles west of Big Rapids, MI, is this wonderfully restored and expanded farmhouse that is now an inn. I haven't been to an area that is so quiet in a very long time. The grounds are friendly and inviting; the house interior has a quiet, modern decor with many inspirational elements. Rooms are spacious and well appointed; my... More 

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Columbus OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed last weekend for Ferris State graduation. It's a shame that my son graduated because I won't need to return to the Inn. The Inn was like staying in a friend's home. It was impeccably clean and well appointed. The three innkeepers are friendly and are extremely knowledgeable about the area and the land. We were served a lovely... More 

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Traverse City, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Being about eight miles west of Big Rapids and a little difficult to find the first time, but it was all worthwhile. We were fortunate to find a cancellation on graduation weekend at Ferris State College. This is a very pleasant place with caring innkeepers. The room in the new section was clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was well prepared... More 

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have stayed at and used the Inn for a number of experiences over the last (at least) five years. From just dinners to professional retreats and anything in-between the women of the Inn know how to take care of you. Marcia, Sharon and Pat have created an environment that creates memories. Immaculate & clean rooms, unbelievable food (they aimed... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have never come to the rustic gate in the winter, it extremely quiet and white. Snow slowly dropped from the sky,not a lot but steady, so beautiful. The aroma of fresh brewed coffee wafting up the staircase and Sharon cooking something delicious for breakfast. Oh true luxury and pure laziness. For our gathering it as great and look forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We were with a group of 11 ladies and had a perfect weekend! The rooms were immaculate. The food was extraordinary and made from scratch. The setting is peaceful and picturesque. We quilted, knit and scrap booked in the craft barn. The lighting was good and the temperature very comfortable with plenty of room for us. We already picked a... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My 5th stay in 4 years. It is as great as the first stay. I am always sad to leave. Love the restful atmosphere and the great innkeepers!!!! If you keep coming back what more can you say! I look toward o the next stay.

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Manistee, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We stayed here one night before our son ran at a track meet at Ferris State University. I loved it here as I am a birdwatcher and the owners showed me trails to check out on the grounds including a nearby pond, woods, and fields. It's a pretty spot, hilly and very quiet yet not too far from Big Rapids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

The Ladies that run the Inn, Sharon, Marsha and Pat were wonderful. The Inn was super clean. Food was Excellent. Value was great. Area was quiet but business district was only 10 minutes away with golf, fishing, restaurants, shopping, etc. We stayed 3 days and wish we could have stayed more. We would definately would go again and recommend to... More 

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