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Balch Hotel

#1 of 1 Hotels in Dufur
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40 South Heimrich Street, Columbia River Gorge, Dufur, OR 97021
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Beaverton, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our room was cozy & comfortable. The staff was friendly & helpful--made us feel at home. The breakfast both days was scrumptious. We also loved the home made hot chocolate! It was the perfect escape for a weekend.

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Hood River, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Balch Hotel is a hidden gem. It's a warm and welcoming place with friendly owners, great food and breathtaking views of Mt Hood and the expansive wheat fields around Dufur. We like its central location in the historic town of Dufur. I've stayed at The Balch a few times and once was on a bicycle tour. It's the perfect... More 

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks beckyb783. We are working to develop more tours for bicyclists. The Hood River loop is a great two day adventure. Can't wait till spring and a chance to check out the great rides. More 

Portland Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was an absolutely lovely little place. It was clean, quiet, and beautiful. This is a place that I know I will be back to you many times. The breakfast was fantastic and the blueberry muffins were probably the best I've ever had :-)

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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had an opportunity to book for 2 nites, king suite/Very romantic site/terrific food and staff/loved the new owners and staff/cannot always pick the geography but it is a very quiet serene peaceful old school site.

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Vancouver, WA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent New Year's Day night at the Balch and had a terrific time. Josiah and his staff welcomed us with old fashioned friendly hospitality and quickly made us feel spoiled. We enjoyed the cozy furniture of the library and its festive Christmas tree, and surveying the splendid detail of the hotel lobby. Breakfast was light and just right, with excellent... More 

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Fircrest, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a completely delightful stay at the Balch Hotel. Everything about the evening was a delight from the thoughtful service to the very comfortable and well appointed room. The stay was capped by an excellent breakfast with delicious baked goods. We look forward to the next time we are in the area. We have recommended the Balch to a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

King Suite was lovely with nice jacuzzi that my husband and I got so relaxed in that we followed it with a welcomed nap,. Bed very comfy with lovely breakfast. Room large and nice view. Hotel is a gem and so well furnished in sunny Dufur.

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Wendy235, it sure was fun getting to know you and your husband. We hope we are a regular stop when you come to Dufur. We appreciate you joining us for the fun. More 

Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We stayed one night in early July, on our way from Walla Walla to Portland. The Balch Hotel is a find for those who enjoy going off the beaten path. Staff were friendly and accommodating, and we were comfortable in spite of the blazing temperatures outside.

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks CuriousPeg! We are so glad that you found us. It is wonderful to know you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

My husband and I spent a lovely evening at the Historic Balch Hotel on our 8.5 weeks westward ho journey! Josiah was such a friendly, interesting and helpful innkeeper. He served us an amazing dinner and the gourmet breakfast was also more than we're used to at some of the fine B&B's we've been fortunate to find. We loved the... More 

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Diana M, it is a pleasure sharing our wonderful hotel and our town with travelers from all across the country. I'm glad you were able to spend some time with us on your journey. More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

For an anniversary getaway, my husband and I stayed at the Balch. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel highly. The gracious hosts made us feel as personal guests in their home. We thoroughly enjoyed wine and treats in the various sitting areas in the hotel and the garden setting. The breakfast was first rate with a... More 

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Lori! We love hearing from our guests and your itinerary sounds delightful. I am sure many folks will find your comments helpful. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

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