Owners, Claire and Josiah Balch Hotel

October Balch Banter

BY: JOSIAH DEAN   Greetings, Fall is gorgeous around here. The warm crisp sunny days and cool nights. The hills are warm and golden--with harvest complete it’s a great time for a drive. The air is crisp as you wind through roads lined with turning leaves of crimson and gold. It’s delicious. Speaking of delicious, …

Christmas Decorations

Events: Here and Near

BY: JOSIAH DEAN Balch Bounty: Super Saturday Supper Series for December: We’re excited about the menu, it sounds stupendous. Chef Jason Barwikowski (formerly of Vintage Grill at Hood River Hotel and The Woodsman in Portland) is putting together a fantastic farm to table feast. Start with a glass of wine from our local wineries, and …

Turn Christmas into Blissmas

BY: JOSIAH DEAN It’s just after Thanksgiving, with Solstice, Christmas, and Hanukah holidays just ahead, so the feeling of gratitude and fullness is still running strong within me. This year more than most it seems we have so much to be grateful for. With all that is going on around us in the world, our …

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