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40 South Heimrich Street, Dufur, OR 97021
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Balch Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dufur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Portland Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While on Cycle Oregon 2014 this year, we were hosted by the owners of this fine restored hotel. What a great place to stay! Rooms were nice, breakfast was to die for and the staff couldn't have been more friendlier. Thank you for opening up your historic hotel to our group.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have spent our last two September anniversaries at the Balch Hotel, this time bringing along dear friends. And we have come to this hotel at least three other times in recent years. We love the quiet, the simplicity in the style of rooms, the spacious and beautiful gardens and the unimaginably beautiful surroundings through the expanse of wheat fields,... More

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Tualatin, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I gazed out the front bedroom window over wheatfields, a combine, & barns to the glistening top of Mt. Hood. It looked like a postcard. Simple & beautiful. This quaint, historic hotel caused me to think Matt Dillon (Gunsmoke) would step out into the hallway at any minute! It was the last stop for travelers on the Oregon trail before... More

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Skirwin, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are always so happy when guests agree with us that the Dufur Valley is really something special. Thank you for staying! More

Salem, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is set in a small town with the best scenery I have ever seen. The hotel is very quaint and very family oriented. They served a full breakfast complete with eggs, pastry, toast, fruit, cereals and much more. Absolutely a great place for a small family wedding.

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Echo, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great time on our way through the area and the staff was wonderful. I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling in the area or for a fun and romantic weekend get-a-way and not that far from Portland.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great historic hotel from bygone times! Very charming, beautiful grounds, peaceful, and a great stop after a long day's ride. Motorcycle friendly! Rooms, food, service were excellent! Big thumbs up to Samantha and her husband (Jeff?) for taking good care of our group. If you are passing through Dufur, and need an overnight stay, well worth a stop.

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Renton, Washington
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13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed in the large suite and it was great. Even though it was toasty outside, it was cool in that room. The view of Mt Hood was great. Everyday the breakfast was different and good. We ate dinner one evening too and it was good. The antiques in the hotel are fun to look at and I loved the... More

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Skirwin, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Wine list!! What fun. Let us know your favorites and maybe we can get them on the list. We've wanted to keep only local wines (because our local wineries are wonderful AND it reduces environmental impact with transportation) but have recently been to an Oregon tasting and are going to have to add some other Oregon wines. Oregon - that's... More

Kelso, WA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were treated like family. The accommodations were clean and well maintained. Keep in mind this is a 100+ year hotel. The view of mount hood is wonderful. The grounds are very well kept, there is a nice patio to sit and visit if you're so inclined. The breakfast was wonderful. This was our second time staying there...and we will... More

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Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Central Oregon hides many beautiful sights but thorough searching provides great discoveries. The Historic Balch Hotel is one of the best examples of this. My awareness of the hotel came through a search on Google maps. I looked for inns and hotels along highway 197. To my surprise I saw a hotel in Dufur. It is about 15 miles south... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Is to see to the comfort of their guests, from the moment you are greeted, to their earnest attempt to see that all your needs are met, to the best of their abilities. The rooms are true to the history of the hotel, with all the quirks expected. And, breakfast was delicious. Everything made from scratch, and for us, terrific... More

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Address: 40 South Heimrich Street, Dufur, OR 97021
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Location: United States > Oregon > Dufur
Also Known As:
Balch Hotel Dufur

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