My (new) wife and I stayed at the Historic Balch Hotel for 2 days after our wedding. We expected a low-key, relaxed mini-honeymoon in a pretty part of the state. Not only did we get that, but we also got a charming (and big!) room with a view of Mt. Hood, a luxuriously comfortable canopied bed, breezy and cool evenings, meticulously manicured grounds with a calming koi pond and sunflowers ready to pop, 2 fabulous breakfasts, a nearby bar with a surprising good burger and a bartender (Jen) who wasn't afraid to "tell 'em like she sees 'em," and several great conversations - with and without champagne - with 2 of the world's best inn-keepers, whose creativity and warmth made it difficult to leave. With a bike or a car, there's lots to do in the area, and Samatha and Jeff are a wealth of ideas.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Balch Hotel Dufur