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Balch Hotel

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have stayed here twice and will likely return next year to attend a local music event. This is a historic hotel, which means many of the rooms are not en suite - be sure to ask about that if you don't want to share a 'down the hall' bathroom! The owners and all the staff we encountered were very... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this hotel was very intimate and out of ordinary because of the local history's. we had a wonderful private time enjoyed the local wine selection and tasty meals. the breakfast was indeed a pleasure. the staff was friendly and accommodating. we loved the king bed and view of Mt Hood.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a quiet trip with a historical feel & no television, this is the best place I've found. Dufur is a tiny, but well kept and pretty location. This hotel is close to Maupin, which has great rafting.

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Brenna, we get many guests on their way to rafting as well as hikers, bikers and general travelers. So glad you enjoyed. More 

Pullman, Washington
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed in the Dalles and Hood River numerous times. Decided to step off the beaten path this time. The Balch is 20 mins off the beaten path and well worth it. The hotel is very charming and the staff beyond pleasant, warm and welcoming. The room was small but cozy. I had a queen room with a private... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I spent one night here & loved the ambience, the history and setting. It's a short drive along the Old Barlow Trail (a part of the Oregon Trail) through the ridges & fields that are perched high above the Columbia River. We chose a room with a bathroom in it - very comfortable firm beds but not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We feel so lucky to have found the Balch Hotel. It was a great experience. I can see why folks would want to get married there. Wonderful food, grounds and friendly staff! So much history of the West in this part of Oregon.

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Edward! We love sharing Dufur's history with travelers. More 

Vancouver, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A 10 out of 10 experience. Very tastefully restored 1907 Hotel in the middle Oregon family wheat farm territory. Very friendly relational staff. The room was well done to reflect the area history but very comfortable and quiet. Would make a special personal get away visit to stay again👍👍👍👍

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Tom, you can be our VP of marketing any time! More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in after a long day working at the FarWest show in Portland. It was wonderful to take a bath in the clawfoot tub and just relax the rest of the weekend. Coffee and Breakfast in the morning, nice walks in the evening to see the amazing sunsets over the farmlands surrounding this historic hotel. The bed was comfortable,... More 

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Shelly! It sounds like you found all the great fun in the area! We appreciate your review and I am sure others will find it quite useful as well. More 

Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Balch Hotel is surrounded by large trees and lush green lawn giving a cool atmosphere on a very hot day in Dufur. Upon entering the lobby we were warmly greeted and headed up to our room #24 on August 18th. We went for a room with a private bath and queen size bed. Very comfortable. Our room had a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a beautiful Mt. Hood view. It is noisy, however and earplugs are provided. Becky (staff) was so kind and warm. The food was good and my spouse liked the gluten free baked goods. We watched the perseid meteors from the hotel lawn. We will come back.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Balch Hotel

Address: 40 Heimrich St, Columbia River Gorge, Dufur, OR 97021-3031
Location: United States > Oregon > Dufur
Price Range: $77 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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