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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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Echo, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Kelso, WA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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phoenix, arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at The Balch recently over one perfect summer weekend for a family wedding. The inn is welcoming with a warm and accommodating staff, a fabulous and healthy breakfast (ours featured sweet local cherries and berries) and a comfy bed with crisp linens and multiple pillows. Our room, 24, had a gorgeous view of the rolling wheat fields that... More

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San Jose
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for one night in May on a trip to Oregon. Our room was the King Suite located in the front top floor. It provided us with an amazing view of Mt. Hood and for extra entertainment, there was a large active red-tailed hawks nest in the tree across the street. We were greeted by... More

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved our all too brief stay at the Balch Hotel. I awoke to a perfect view of Mt. Hood. The linens were wonderful, the amenities awesome and the breakfast terrific...oh, and the best part is the friendly, helpful staff. I would definitely go again or recommend to a friend.

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Tigard, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We took the family back to the Balch for my husband's birthday weekend. His request was to stay "somewhere relaxing"....and he spend most of the afternoon asleep in the hammock in their back yard, so I think we achieved success! Denise checked us in, took us to our room and got us settled. She was so nice and extremely helpful!... 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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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 
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