Bed, breakfast wants a home near Valle Vista wineries

KINGMAN - A new business is taking advantage of Kingman's new wineries. A local couple is asking the Mohave County Planning and Zoning commission to rezone a 40-acre parcel in Valle Vista so they can build a bed and breakfast.

According to information provided to the commission, Steven and Ann Seney want to build an adobe/Southwestern style bed and breakfast with 10 guest rooms. It will also include a mile-long walking path, gazebos, gardens and a meditation labyrinth.

"We've been planning this for the last 14 years," said Ann Seney. "It's been a long, slow road. We're very excited about it."

Seney said the couple has also spoken with Stetson and Cella wineries, which are down the road from the proposed B&B. They're working on a series of guest packages that include trips to the wineries and other local attractions that will hopefully attract even more visitors to the area.

"We want to be part of the community," Ann said.

The Seneys also plan to use an alternative energy source to power the building, install a gray water system and harvest rainwater. Gray water systems collect water from kitchen sinks, dishwashers, clothes washers, showers and bathroom sinks and use them to water landscaping.

Besides providing a place for guests to stay, the Seneys also plan offer internships to culinary and hospitality students.

The commission meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.