Dufur Oregon is centrally located in the Columbia River Gorge. We're just 1 hour 45 minutes east of Portland, two hours from Bend, and just 13 miles south of The Dalles. Sunny days are very plentiful here, making it an excellent location for spring, summer, and fall outdoor weddings, reunions, bike trips, or a romantic getaway for two.
About the Historic Balch Hotel
At the Historic Balch Hotel we hang our hat on Customer Service.
We purposefully create spaces for you to unwind, reconnect with yourself, partner, or group, and we work hard to make certain you can relax. So we're not talking in just a philosophical manner here, let us give you some practical examples.
There are no TV's at the Balch. We also don't allow small children or pets. Don't be offended! We do love kids and pets but realize you need to be disconnected from them to have a real break.
We've created outdoor spaces for you to soak in the warm sunshine, Mt. Hood view, or sunset. The hammocks are great spaces for you to read, daydream (remember looking at the clouds?), or even nap.
When you call to make a reservation we may sound nosy. We're not trying to be nosy, we are simply working to find out how to enhance your trip! We can recommend wineries, cycle routes, hiking, eateries, and have even surprised couples with personalized anniversary or birthday mugs. That's what nosy gets you at the Balch.
We want to know about you.
We work to help you experience the amazing activities and scenery in and around our hamlet.
We welcome you with homemade chocolate chip cookies which are baked fresh every night! The dough is made from scratch and not rolled out from a can or tube. You can tell because the cookies are not all the same shape. (Dead giveaway). If you ask, we'll even sneak you some dough if you like.
You may also enjoy our coffee infused buttermilk chocolate cake with ganache. It's the best!
Come and experience our customer service for yourself. We take pride in always working to better your experience.
You can call us directly to ask about rooms 541-467-2277 or book one on line. See you on the sunny side! THANK YOU for choosing us.
- Jeff & Samantha Irwin & Balch Hotel Staff