Anna Rogers and Mike Kutz built and will operate the Bunk House Inn. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Anna Rogers and Mike Kutz built and will operate the Bunk House Inn. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

By Laurelle Walsh

Winthrop’s newest lodging establishment, the Bunk House Inn, is now open for business.

Mike Kutz and Anna Rogers were busy last week putting the finishing touches on their new six-room inn in preparation for the first customers due to arrive over the Christmas holiday.

“All I can say is ‘wow,’” remarked Kutz about the impending opening. “Now what happens? At this point whatever comes in is good.”

Kutz, Rogers and six of their offspring — Casey, Jake, Jared and Luke Kutz, and Loren and Aaron Boley — began building the inn at the corner of Bridge and Bluff streets in May and maintained a steady construction schedule through the summer and fall. The building carries the telltale marks of a Kutz project: an undulating roof line, custom concrete and stucco work, natural wood posts and finishes, handmade furniture and artistic touches in each room.

Throughout construction, the unusual building attracted attention from passers by, said Kutz.

Although Kutz typically builds custom homes for resale, he and Rogers will be running the Bunk House themselves, and said they are looking forward to trying their hands at inn keeping. “Our goal is to keep things affordable and simple,” Kutz said.

The Bunk House Inn is located at 226 Bridge Street in Winthrop. Reservations may be made through www.centralreservations.net.