Historic Balch Hotel in Dufur Oregon
40 South Heimrich Street│Dufur, OR, 97021, USA
info@balchhotel.com
(541) 467-2277
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March 27-29th Writers Retreat with Jennifer Lauck



The Attic Institute 5th Annual Writers Retreat

Get out of town for two nights for great writing inspiration, delicious food, outstanding literary friendship, generative workshops with Jennifer Lauck — along with some high desert sun.

This 5th annual writers retreat takes place at the Historic Balch Hotel in sunny Dufur Oregon (pop 650). It's the perfect place to escape, be pampered, and write!

Register on line with the Attic and contact the hotel at 541-467-2277 to choose your room preferences. Don't miss this productive weekend at the inspirational Balch Hotel!

April 10-12 Geology Tour with Jason McClaughry



Exploring the landscape of the Middle Columbia Basin: Perspectives from a field geologist with Jason McClaughry - April 10-12


We live, work, and play in these areas we call the Columbia River Gorge, Eastern Oregon, Central Oregon, and the Mt. Hood National Forest. Of course we appreciate its beauty and diversity; that's why we choose to live, stay, and play! How much more we will appreciate it when we learn about what we're enjoying. Join us for a fascinating weekend with Jason D. McClaughry, Eastern Oregon Regional Geologist and the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (STATEMAP) Coordinator for Oregon.

He's kind of a big deal! But . . . you'd never know it. Jason is one of the humble ones that you simply are fascinated by. He's the E.F. Hutton of the Geology world.

"Dig" into the details by clicking here.

April 24-26 Ghost Town Lecture and Tour with Keith May



Ghost Town Lecture and Tour - April 24-26th
Explore Central Oregon's history through listening & visiting!

Join author and speaker Keith May for a weekend exploring and learning about these fun ghost towns! This is our fourth (or fifth) annual tour. EVERY year we find it fascinating! Even in the years we've been touring there have been changes in the buildings we see. The only way to capture and preserve these beautiful relics is to learn about them and take loads of photos!


This weekend is not to be missed.

Friday: Evening Reception with Keith May, lecture with a power point presentation, book signing, and hors d'oeuvres.

Saturday: Join the active history study in the tour van. Stops at Boyd, Friend, White River Falls, we have a great time in the van! Shears Bridge, Shaniko, and Antelope. Lunch stop along the way in Maupin. Saturday Evening DVD Ghost Town Documentary and open discussion.

Read the full story by clicking this Ghost Town Tour Central Oregon. Call and reserve your spot right away. The van is only so big! 541-467-2277

March 21st Winemakers Dinner with Jacob Williams Winery



Winemakers Dinner Series
March 21st - Jacob Williams Winery


Join us for an extraordinary evening of fun, food, friends, and wine!

The four course dinner menu is designed and prepared by Jamie, owner of the Lamb's Table Catering and co-owner of Pip's Original in Portland Oregon. Brad, owner of Jacob Williams winery will be at the dinner and highlight the history of the winery, making of the wines, and explain why each wine pares perfectly with each course.

It's sure to be a fabulous night. Join us by calling 541-467-2277 by Thursday, March 19th to reserve your place!


Balch Hotel  |  40 South Heimrich Street, Dufur, OR 97021, USA  |  info@balchhotel.com  |  (541) 467-2277
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