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Balch Hotel

#1 of 1 Hotels in Dufur
Certificate of Excellence
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40 South Heimrich Street, Columbia River Gorge, Dufur, OR 97021
Balch Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Balch to attend a wedding. Sam, Denise and their team did a wonderful job looking after us that weekend. They were all friendly, helpful and full of information of the surrounding area that we used during our stay there. The Balch is a very stunning historic hotel and you can see it and feel it when... More 

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SeaTac, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent Memorial Day weekend in Dufur to visit and explore my husband's family roots. The ambiance of the Balch Hotel fits the culture and lifestyle of the small town of Dufur to a tee. It's an interesting, historic building which the owners have refurbished and decorated perfectly to fit the environs. There are pictures, artifacts and antiques that pique... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Balch Hotel is a perfect place to stop and spend some relaxing time in a quiet, wonderful off-the-beaten path locale. Guests are treated royally as they are provided with a taste of history and community that is so very seldom found. Breakfast is scrumptious and an amazing treat after sleeping in a fine bed in the quiet that envelopes... More 

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Ceres, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice antique hotel. We have stayed there many times and will return. Only hotel in Dufur, Oregon. Because the hotel is a historic site, the walls are thin and there are no elevators. Staff is always friendly.

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Skirwin, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your repeat business and great review!! We do love this old building too. . . . We have put fans in each room for some ambient noise. If you ever visit and your room fan is not working please let us know and we'll replace it immediately. Thank you for reviewing on Trip Advisor! More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was awesome, we intended to go see some sites nearby but this was so peaceful we ended up staying here and having a glass of wine on the patio. It was a great place to relax and the views of Mt, Hood are awesome!

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Skirwin, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Carolyn, so glad you just relaxed on the patio! That is what we love about the area. Unplug. We all need it to rejuvenate ourselves. Looking forward to helping you plan your next trip here and possibly include some sights! More 

Gresham, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This bed and breakfast is adorable and quaint, the rooms are not fancy but comfortable. Beautiful antiques,furniture and woodwork.They have a warm friendly staff and the owners are so personable and just great! The breakfast was delicious, and the warm cookies offered on our arrival was a nice touch. We will definitely be back :)

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Hansville, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed at the 1908 Balch Hotel two nights and found the price for the comfortable room with a great view of Mt. Hood and delicious breakfast reasonably priced. The staff is warm and friendly. It's fun to spend time looking at the book selection the owners have. We would recommend staying here to anyone. It beats staying in The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is the second time we stayed at the Balch Hotel and we enjoyed both times very much! The hotel is immaculate, down to every detail, and as comfortable as staying in a home. Dufur is such a cute quiet little country town, we even went to a church service at the local church (Dufur is so small everyone walks... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you need to get away from the noisy city rat race, the peaceful, quiet atmosphere Samantha and Jeff have created at the Balch Hotel is truly wonderful. Beds are cozy and comfortable. And the food is delicious - especially the special Valentines Dinner.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This was our second stay at the Balch Hotel and it was wonderful. Samantha and her crew are great hosts and go out of their way to make sure your stay is everything you could want. Breakfasts are excellent--the homemade apple crisp made my heart flutter it was so good. The hotel has been lovingly restored and the rooms are... More 

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