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40 Heimrich St Columbia River Gorge, Dufur, OR 97021-3031
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21-06-08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-06-08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Travellers' Choice
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Adults only
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Street parking
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Steven R wrote a review Yesterday
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Great team nice accommodations. The Balch team made us feel at home and were always there to serve and help us enjoy our stay. The hotel is a step into the past and the Dufur community was quiet and enjoyable. The bistro serves great meals and even offered to deliver our desert and coffee to our room. We would recommend a stay at the Balch to all of our friends.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The king room with private bath was great. Room 28 on the third floor. Beautiful view of My Hood.
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Michael R wrote a review Jun. 11
Vancouver, WA176 contributions71 helpful votes
We enjoy vintage hotels and the Balch didn't disappoint. Upon arrive, however, there is a large in your face sign that says "Black Lives Matter" This is a Marxist organization with corrupt leadership and in my opinion, the sign is inaapropriate for such a nice vintage setting. Our room had a comfortable king size bed with a jacuzzi for two. It was very quiet. The bistro downstairs was a well run operation and the food was good. The continental Breakfast the next morning was nice too. Be sure to check out the water lilies out side in the water feature.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Josiah Dean, Owner at Balch Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Thanks for your review Michael, we appreciate your input. The mission that my wife and I set when we began this endeavor six years ago was operate a business that supports the community. In that regard we recognize that there exists a disparity in the way some of our neighbors (near and far) are treated. We feel obligated to speak out against the violence that has disproportionally affected people of color. That is all. We endeavor to provide a relaxing experience for anyone seeking our service. We are grateful that you enjoyed our offerings and do hope you return. I would love to buy you a drink and have a discussion about issues that are important to you.
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Mary K wrote a review Jun. 2
Seattle, Washington11 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I were on a road trip from California to Seattle with no set itinerary. We decided to visit the Maryhill Museum on our last day, so we chose the Balch Hotel for the night before, because it was not far away from the museum and because we love historic hotels. We were not disappointed. The hotel was comfortable, the staff was welcoming, and the food was great. We enjoyed happy hour on the back lawn and watched the Super Flower Blood Moon come up over the farmland to the east. We'll be back if we are in the area again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Josiah Dean, Owner at Balch Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so grateful that you found us! It sounds like you got the full experience of our area and the folks who work here. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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jujube2015 wrote a review May 2021
Eugene, Oregon4 contributions
I've stayed here twice, both times a relaxing, pleasurable stay. Staff and owners are kind and friendly. So convenient to be able to have dinner and breakfast (breakfast provided) with charming outdoor seating. The parlor has a library with a wealth of helpful local travel books. Dufur is unpretentious and fun to stroll.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Room 13 has a nice view of the patio and a bathroom, but it does have a noisy A/C unit.
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Response from Josiah Dean, Owner at Balch Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are so glad that you are frequenting us. Whenever you need to getaway to relax, we love hosting you. We hope to see you again. Thanks!
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AndTraveler wrote a review May 2021
Sherwood, Oregon6 contributions5 helpful votes
It is a charming, historic building with modern amenities. The room and bed are very comfortable. They advertise there are no TVs, which was nice to get away from (though the wifi is fast, so you aren't out of touch). The staff was warm and friendly, and the dinner was delicious and unhurried.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Josiah Dean, Owner at Balch Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much. It is a fine balance between too much TV and not being in touch. We let you decide. We are so glad that you found us and enjoyed your stay.
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US$89 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balch Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Balch Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dufur Museum (0.01 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Balch Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Balch Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Balch Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balch Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kramer's Market, WE3 Coffee & Deli, and Balch Bistro.
Is Balch Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Dufur.
Does Balch Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.