Artist, Claire Sierra hanging her art at the Balch Hotel

August Notes from the Innkeeper

BY: JOSIAH DEAN It’s been a blistering and busy couple of months since my wife Claire and I arrived at the Balch, and I am just now getting the chance to say hello and introduce myself. It’s been exciting and not without its challenges, with Claire recovering from her moving day injuries. (Safety note: always …

concert on the lawn, Balch Hotel

Saturday Night Music

BY: JOSIAH DEAN The first event in our Summer Concert Series was quite a success. More than 50 people showed up to hear the Fields of May Duo play under the trees in our backyard. Folks from as far away as Hood River and White Salmon came out to tap their toes, enjoy the beautiful …



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