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Relax. Reconnect. Rejuvenate.


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The Balch Hotel is an excellent spot for weddings, reunions, retreats, business meetings, bike trips, car clubs or a romantic getaway for two.

We’re centrally located where the Columbia River Gorge meets Oregon's high desert, and with 350 days of sunshine, it’s a great getaway.

Join us at a place that inspires personal re-connection and rejuvenation ….

The expanse and simplicity of the country with wide open meadows, big sky and majestic mountain generates a clarity of mind and heart that settles the soul.

For more information contact:

Josiah Dean, Innkeeper 


541-467-2277 | cell: 541-761-0142

PO Box 5 | Dufur, Ore. 97021

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The Balch Hotel is a unique, boutique hospitality experience that joins the stunning natural beauty of the Columbia River Gorge with local, sustainable, community-centered resources in an elegant, historic, retreat-like setting.

Our Values:

  1. Exceptional Hospitality
  2. Elegance and Beauty
  3. Connection and Community
  4. Sustainability and Environment
  5. Creativity and Possibility


We are a regional destination that magnetizes visionary thinkers and leaders who need a place to relax and restore themselves. We provide amazing experiences of reconnection that allow our hotel, retreat and wedding guests’ lives to flourish. We embrace a new model for sustainable, collaborative, visionary business that honors work/life balance.

You're our kind of people!

You know who you are: every so often, you want a hotel experience that is truly memorable, not cookie-cutter or corporate. You've come to the right place! Join our inner circle (aka email list), and get the best deals on lodging from the sunny side of Oregon. (Don't worry — we respect your inbox, and won't wear out our welcome.)