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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 sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Travellers' Choice
GreenLeaders Bronze level
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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Property amenities
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
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
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Clothes rack
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Jody R wrote a review 9 Apr
2 contributions
We love the serenity of Dufur and the historic Balch hotel, which we continue to return to again and again for its relaxing atmosphere and its proximity to good hiking near Mt. Hood and in the Columbia Gorge.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The king suite is wonderful--comfortable bed and we loved the view of Mt. Hood.
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Response from Josiah Dean, Owner at Balch Hotel
Responded yesterday
Thank you so much. We certainly appreciate have you visit and are happy that you have found our little piece of paradise. We look forward to seeing you again as the weather warms up.
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vickie s wrote a review Feb 2021
Portland, Oregon1 contribution
My husband and I have been to the Balch Hotel many times. Some times to just relax and enjoy the quiet, friendly atmosphere and good food. Other times to use as a jumping off place to hike, bike, explore, or go wine tasting. The staff are superb and ready to help make your vacation a memorable experience that you will want to repeat. I highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Josiah Dean, Owner at Balch Hotel
Responded yesterday
Wow Vickie, we are honored to be your go to stop to relax and enjoy all that the area has to offer. We appreciate the wonderful review.
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Jay C wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions
What a great place to stay! Nice little gem tucked away in the small town of Dufer near the hills surrounding Mt Hood. The place has been very carefully restored to its 1907 grandeur with many details as original. The service was very accommodating with an excellent dinner. Breakfast was also very nicely done and included. Definitely can’t wait to stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Josiah Dean, Owner at Balch Hotel
Responded 28 Dec 2020
Thank you for your review Curious826249. We love taking care of travelers; especially during these difficult times. I am always happy to hear that our staff was able to exceed your expectations.
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Stuart B wrote a review Oct 2020
Portland, Oregon, United States8 contributions2 helpful votes
The menu options and wine options and service were superb! Our dinners were perfect! The salmon bisque soup with coconut milk was excellent as was the tri tip and chicken rice bowl with coconut rice. The service was perfect thanks to Deborah who always makes me fee like I'm home there. I can't recommend this place enough.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Josiah Dean, Owner at Balch Hotel
Responded yesterday
We are humbled Stuart. We so appreciate your delightful review and we share a love of Debra, she's amazing...but you already knew that. We love having you stop by for meals with your friends and look forward to seeing you again.
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Stephanie J wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions
I so enjoyed my time at Balch Hotel. I needed a quiet place to stay and study for 3 days and appreciated that there were no TVs or phones in the rooms. The staff is wonderful. Debra took great care of me and always remembered my name and Tari was attentive at breakfast without being too attentive. There are great places to hike around the area and went on a hike every day. I already booked my return stay!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Ask for a lower level floor if you don't do well with stairs. No elevator.
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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.