Property owners on Davis Lake are proposing to convert an existing house to an inn with six guest rooms, and to reduce the number of campsites at a neighboring parcel from 30 to three.
The campground, in use since 1973, is on the lake, and the house is across Davis Lake Road. An existing bathhouse, cabin and boathouse at the campground would be retained.
Attorney Natalie Kuehler submitted the application for the Mountain View Inn to Okanogan County for a conditional-use permit on behalf of property owners Stephen and Rene Williams.
The house and campground are already served by a group public water system, which would continue to be used, but for fewer connections. The boathouse isn’t connected to the water system and that won’t change under the current proposal, according to the application.
The inn would have eight parking spaces and a maximum of 10 guests per day. There could be additional traffic by inn guests in the winter, estimated at five to 10 trips per day.
The Okanogan County planning director has determined that the conversion wouldn’t have a significant impact on the environment.
The public can comment on the project and its environmental impacts in writing by 5 p.m. on September 8. There will be a public hearing on the conditional-use permit, but the date hasn’t been set.
For more information or to comment, contact planner Pam Wyllson at (509) 422-7122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.