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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Balch Hotel is a step back in time with fantastic details for the most astute historyphile. The building itself is immaculate and both elegant and comfortable, the grounds are inviting, and the staff is very friendly and accommodating, and makes a wonderful breakfast. Dufur is off the beaten track, and the drive is incredibly scenic. The living history museum... More 

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Willow! We love being a part of the history of Dufur and sharing that passion with you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Scappoose, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The owners have done a great job restoring this historic hotel. Rooms were clean and beautifully appointed with period furniture. The staff is extremely attentive and the breakfast was fantastic. No cold cereal from a dispenser!

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We work hard to help you unwind, it is great to read your reviews. More 

Happy Valley, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving our Model As and wanted to stay the night in the vintage hotel. It was perfect. Quiet and relaxing. Beautiful grounds, ornate sitting rooms, lovely breakfast. We'll be back to spend a quiet weekend. Very clean and comfortable.

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

It is so wonderful to see a row of nice Model A's parked out front of the property. Thanks for stopping by and we really love your feedback.. More 

Parkdale, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed the weekend for a large group road bike ride. The staff did an excellent job of putting together meals and taking care of our needs including expertly handling food allergies. Such a beautiful and relaxing spot with access to absolutely amazing scenery and rides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet town, lovely hotel, lovely owners. If you like small towns and comfy beds and sitting outside on the grass under the shade of large trees, they have you covered! Plus beers in frosty glasses. Can't get much better than that.

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Ada, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely Charming Vintage hotel - Denise & her crew were amazing and kind - The breakfast in the morning was delicious - some of the best breakfast food I have had - I begged for the homemade granola recipe & it was shared with me - The rooms were a nice size for a vintage hotel. The beds were comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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 May 27, 2015

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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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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 April 30, 2015

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 

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