We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Inn at the Rustic Gate

6991 Hungerford Lake Drive, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Big Rapids
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Inn at the Rustic Gate
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Helpful?
Thank JerrySmith1941
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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 

Helpful?
Thank mrober24
Columbus OH
Level Contributor
248 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 229 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 

Helpful?
2 Thank ohiowanderer
Traverse City, MI
Level Contributor
104 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank MITraveler307
Big Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Shybz
Holland, Michigan
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Sadiemyprettylady
1 review
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 

Helpful?
Thank Sikkelphoto
Holland, Michigan
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Sadiemyprettylady
Manistee, Michigan
Level Contributor
67 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Brian A
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jimsgal
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

3 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Big Rapids
7.5 mi away
Quality Inn & Suites
Quality Inn & Suites
#2 of 4 in Big Rapids
4.0 of 5 stars 157 reviews
5.8 mi away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Big Rapids
6.6 mi away
Holiday Inn Big Rapids
Holiday Inn Big Rapids
#3 of 4 in Big Rapids
3.5 of 5 stars 86 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
15.9 mi away
Red Moose Lodge
Red Moose Lodge
#1 of 4 in Baldwin
5.0 of 5 stars 35 reviews
6.8 mi away
Super 8 Big Rapids
Super 8 Big Rapids
#4 of 4 in Big Rapids
3.0 of 5 stars 204 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities