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Balch Hotel

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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderfully restored and appointed hotel. Extremely friendly staff, rooms were nice but you need to remember that this is a historic hotel so our shared bathroom, etc. If you are looking for all the modern conveniences of life, perhaps not the place for you. If you are looking for a great experience, history, fabulous people and great cuisine, book it... More 

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Portland, OR
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Off the beaten track, historic old hotel. Nothing to do but enjoy the beautiful view, scenery, perhaps get to know some other interesting guests drawn to places like this. Simple,delicious food, too. Kind staff and very accommodating. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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Oregon
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are tripping up the Columbia Gorge in Oregon (something you don’t want to miss) and plan to spend the night near The Dalles or Hood River, consider staying at the Balch Hotel nestled in the rolling foothills in the tiny town of Dufur. To get there, drive an easy 15 miles south of The Dalles, down highway 97,... More 

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, what a delightful description. Thanks for sharing the lovely journey you had. More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to stay! Friendly hosts, nice rooms, an amazing garden and situated in a nice, quite town. Plus: the price we payed was really fair (100$ for 2 incl. breakfast). Don't worry about the shared bathroom. It's not like a hostel, everything is very clean and it did not bother us that we did not have a... More 

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Albert, we appreciate your observations. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came for a weekend to relax and get away from the hub bub of busy-ness. I so enjoy the Balch Hotel because of it's rural location: no Malls, no freeways. The Hotel and grounds are pristine and offer a relaxing getaway with a majestic view of Mount Hood. The staff is friendly and responsive to my needs. I had... More 

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Mary, we are glad you were able to take full advantage of all we offer. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us. More 

Klamath Falls, Oregon
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the hotel was beautiful, they have done a good job in renovation while preserving the charm of the building. the grounds were well kept and charming. i could easily see this being a go to place for weddings. we rented the largest room on top and it was very nice with a private bath. i did look into the other... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, first of all....people. Take a look at a state map. Dufur is in FARM COUNTRY. Do not be surprised that you don't end up in a major city, however, it is only 12miles from The Dalles a semi-major city in the Gorge. It is a wonderful little town. You can tell it has seen better days, but the B&B... More 

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Thanks! More 

Ventura, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My only warning is that the room is small, almost claustrophobic for me. We had a room with private bath...claw foot tub style. The view of the snow covered peak in the distance is nice. The rural location is charming. The couple running the hotel are very gracious and we came in late.... but we had a reservation. The breakfast... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We mentioned we were Glutten free when we booked our room. When we arrived there were gluten free cookies waiting for us. In addition they made gluten free coffee cake for us along with breakfast. The room was spotless, the staff very friendly, and the breakfast was excellent

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Thank Alan S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights. The breakfast was amazing. They had a small selection of vegan items. The grounds and the town are so lovely. Do not forget to visit the park right behind the hotel there is a pool! The weather was also great!

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Thank Laura A
BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Laura! We take pride in caring for our guests with dietary requests. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 South Heimrich Street, Columbia River Gorge, Dufur, OR 97021
Location: United States > Oregon > Dufur
Price Range: $90 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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