The Okanogan County Planning Department has issued a corrected date for the public hearing on a proposal for a rustic retreat and campground on Twisp River Road, about 1 mile outside town. The hearing is Thursday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. The initial legal notice gave an incorrect date (Oct. 20) for the hearing.
Property owner Virginia Tinkey proposes developing 13 campsites on 37 acres with multiple support buildings and amenities such as bathrooms, offices, sauna, a hot/cold plunge, a communal kitchen and shade structures. She would also construct one residential house.
Tinkey plans “a think-tank for adults” that will be “a peaceful, Zen experience that fosters engaging conversations, delicious food, and interesting people.”
The property, at 77 Twisp River Road, is on the south side of the road, just beyond the Twisp Ponds. The parcel currently has several outbuildings and sheds.
Stoneywilde would be constructed in phases, starting with five to seven campsites with walled tent platforms and fire pits, but no hook-ups. It would also include bathrooms, a hot/cold plunge or sauna and steam room, and an outdoor kitchen.
In phase 2, Tinkey would add a second communal kitchen, six more campsites and a bathroom. In phase 3, she would build a house and office. Maximum buildout could include a greenhouse, garage, locker room and showers.
The water source for Stoneywilde is to be determined.
Okanogan County Planning has determined that the proposal would not have a significant environmental impact as long as mitigations are imposed. Stoneywilde would require a conditional-use permit.
A link to attend the hearing remotely will be available on the Planning Department website at https://www.okanogancounty.org/government/planning/index.php.
People can comment on the Stoneywilde proposal through Oct. 27 to Planner Rocky Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the hearing. For more information, contact Robbins by email or at (509) 422-7094.