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Balch Hotel

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Bend, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our bluegrass group took over the entire hotel for a weekend in March. Many of us had never heard of Dufur, Oregon much less the Historic Balch Hotel, built in 1906. This is an old time hotel with the bathrooms down the hall for many of the rooms. A great breakfast comes with the room. They do serve a delicious...

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Judy. It is truly our pleasure to host such a fun group. It warms our heart to host your amazing group of musicians and we love making you feel welcome. We hope to see you next year!

Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I found ourselves at the Balch Hotel in late January after an arduous day. We set out for 4 days of solitude at a lookout tower near Mt Hood. Unfortunately, I took us on a 10+ mile detour with heavy packs and a sled full of provisions. Luckily, we made it back to our car, too exhausted...

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, we are glad we were here for you.

Burien, Washington
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Fabulous people that care about their community ! Beautiful and comfortable hotel in a wonderful rural part of Oregon just a hop skip and a jump to the spectacular Mt Hood! Cannot beat this experience! And the owners care enough to keep lines of communication open during times of stress!

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Terry! We love our community and really appreciate your feedback.

Fircrest, Washington
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have always enjoyed our stays at the Balch Hotel. It's such a neat, out-of-the way place to visit and we love finding well managed and well-kept historic hotels. The rooms are clean, the food is delicious, and the hosts are people, you'd just like to know. They are young, energetic and offer all kinds of enticing weekend programs throughout...

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, we're blushing. Thank you so much Catherine.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife and I discovered this hotel while on a bike ride 7 years ago. We have stayed there numerous times. Its a great location to stay and recreate, bike, x-country ski, or snow shoe on the E Side of the Mount Hood area. only 20 min from The Dalles, you can enjoy a nice dinner in Hood River or...

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Tom, it was fun spending time you. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Gresham, Oregon
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We spent two nights at the Balch for New Year's weekend. The building is beautifully restored with lots of period furniture and spectacular chandeliers in the lobby. Our room was cozy with a 1908 bed frame, but super comfy modern mattress. Our hosts were lovely and looked out for our every need, including providing wine glasses, water glasses and a...

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The drive up and view is worth the journey alone. The service was top notch and the best you will find. The leadership team takes great in the product that they put on the table and it shows in the service. No tv no telephone, just an old classic hotel with lots of charm. Come on in and enjoy your...

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Robert, we do take pride in our service and it is warm reviews from folks like you that make it worthwhile.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great time Room with a bath/toilet across the hall View of Mt. Hood from room Breakfast included...great food. Had dinner there the night before...great food. Wonderful customer service. Will come back. Close to a lot of activities or just a peaceful drive in the rolling hills.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Everything from the super friendly and respectful staff to the finest most minute detail of their charming accommodations, the Balch is so much more than just a place to lay your head but it is so wonderful that it qualifies as a destination unto itself. Best place we have ever stayed in Oregon. Will be back and give our highest...

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, thank you lcarol215. You help make it worthwhile for us. We appreciate your review.

Salem, Oregon
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary and stayed in this very quaint hotel! The management and cook were outstanding, and treated us to a great dinner and breakfast...so accommodating to vegetarian tastes as well! To top off our celebration, the staff even gave us a special Balch Hotel mug filled with chocolate-covered almonds! It was great! We...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Historic hotel operating as a B&B! Relax. Reconnect. Rejuvenate. Come with a group for a fun gathering of friends, or choose a quiet romantic get-a-way for you and your sweetie. We hope to surprise you with this gem in the country. Visit the sunny side of Oregon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balch Hotel

Address: 40 Heimrich St, Columbia River Gorge, Dufur, OR 97021-3031
Region: United States > Oregon > Dufur
Price Range: RM375 - RM482 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Only 4 rooms have their own bathroom. If you want one book early.”
  • Bluegrass music in the living room of the Balch Hotel
 of 5 bubbles JudyD585, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed the west-facing room on the top floor - great views!”
 of 5 bubbles 24Td, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms have either ensuite bathrooms or they do not. For some, this might be an important consideration.”
 of 5 bubbles T7866IMcatherineh, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are no tvs or phones, but the building has free wi-fi.”
 of 5 bubbles piper1215, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on third floor have attached powder room and shower/tub.”
 of 5 bubbles 922stuartd, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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