This is an old-time, classic hotel working as a bed and breakfast. It is a brilliant oasis in the middle of Dufur, Oregon, a town so small there's no bank and the only place that serves dinner after 6pm is the Pastime Tavern. Dufur is very small and does not seem to be thriving economically in its business district (one store, one hardware store, no gas station). All around Dufur are rolling hills of amber wheat and a short drive will see you at The Dalles and even better yet, Maryhill, Washington.
The staff at the Balch were accommodating, friendly and the owners really have made their little hotel special. It is a registered historic landmark (built in 1907), and they have lovingly restored it. The fir floors, doors, etc., shine and the fixtures and furniture are "period" pieces, yet functional.
Breakfast was incredible both mornings of our stay. Eyes-roll-back-in head good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic, boutique hotel among rolling wheat fields. Relax. Reconnect. Rejuvenate. We hope to surprise you with this gem in the country. The Balch Hotel is an excellent spot for outdoor weddings, reunions, retreats, business meetings, bike trips, car clubs or a romantic getaway for two. Winter weddings, retreats, engagements and elopements are cozy and charming. Join us at a place that inspires personal re-connection and rejuvenation …. To help ensure a peaceful environment for our guests, we unfortunately do not allow small children or pets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balch Hotel Dufur