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Fircrest, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always enjoyed our stays at the Balch Hotel. It's such a neat, out-of-the way place to visit and we love finding well managed and well-kept historic hotels. The rooms are clean, the food is delicious, and the hosts are people, you'd just like to know. They are young, energetic and offer all kinds of enticing weekend programs throughout...

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, we're blushing. Thank you so much Catherine.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I discovered this hotel while on a bike ride 7 years ago. We have stayed there numerous times. Its a great location to stay and recreate, bike, x-country ski, or snow shoe on the E Side of the Mount Hood area. only 20 min from The Dalles, you can enjoy a nice dinner in Hood River or...

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Tom, it was fun spending time you. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Gresham, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the Balch for New Year's weekend. The building is beautifully restored with lots of period furniture and spectacular chandeliers in the lobby. Our room was cozy with a 1908 bed frame, but super comfy modern mattress. Our hosts were lovely and looked out for our every need, including providing wine glasses, water glasses and a...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive up and view is worth the journey alone. The service was top notch and the best you will find. The leadership team takes great in the product that they put on the table and it shows in the service. No tv no telephone, just an old classic hotel with lots of charm. Come on in and enjoy your...

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Robert, we do take pride in our service and it is warm reviews from folks like you that make it worthwhile.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great time Room with a bath/toilet across the hall View of Mt. Hood from room Breakfast included...great food. Had dinner there the night before...great food. Wonderful customer service. Will come back. Close to a lot of activities or just a peaceful drive in the rolling hills.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Everything from the super friendly and respectful staff to the finest most minute detail of their charming accommodations, the Balch is so much more than just a place to lay your head but it is so wonderful that it qualifies as a destination unto itself. Best place we have ever stayed in Oregon. Will be back and give our highest...

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, thank you lcarol215. You help make it worthwhile for us. We appreciate your review.

Salem, Oregon
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary and stayed in this very quaint hotel! The management and cook were outstanding, and treated us to a great dinner and breakfast...so accommodating to vegetarian tastes as well! To top off our celebration, the staff even gave us a special Balch Hotel mug filled with chocolate-covered almonds! It was great! We...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are looking to slow down and getaway to a relaxing hotel - this is your place! We joined some other auto enthusiasts for a weekend at the historic Balch Hotel and it was quite nice. Since all of the rooms w/ private baths were taken, we stayed in a room that was just steps away from a bath...

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Eric, it sure was fun having you and your friends stay with us.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My husband and I came to the Balch for a short anniversary get away from Seattle, and we couldn't have been more pleased. It truly is a vintage hotel, very charming. Furnished with lovely antiques and original art, it's more like a bed and breakfast than a hotel. I mean, how many hotel lobbies have you actually hung out in?...

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We spend a little extra to get the best ingredients that we can from local folks like Azure Standard and Eberhardt's Dairy. We are glad to hear that you appreciate the effort.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 29 September 2016

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...

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BalchInnkeeper, Owner at Balch Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Michael. We will be sure to add your idea about the door noise to our check in information. We appreciate the great idea.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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
Region: United States > Oregon > Dufur
Price Range: $98 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Rooms have either ensuite bathrooms or they do not. For some, this might be an important consideration.”
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“There are no tvs or phones, but the building has free wi-fi.”
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“Rooms on third floor have attached powder room and shower/tub.”
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“Advise a 3rd floor room for the best views!”
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