Front of the Balch Hotel

COVID-19 Update

We are continuing to take precautions for Cleanliness and Safety: Updated HVAC system with advance filtration, ventilation system and continuous circulation. Housekeeping Procedures including: Increased frequency of sanitizing public areas, keys, and all high use touch-points. Increased cleaning of public/shared bathrooms with sanitizer available for guest use. Staff members avoid close contact with guests as …

hiking in Mt Hood National Forest

Fall into Gratitude: Well Being Tips + Winter Events

BY: CLAIRE SIERRA Access the Hidden Power of Gratitude Let’s be real: it’s been an intense year and we’re not done yet, are we? The next few months are likely to be some of the wackiest we’ve seen, ever. Just as things were rebounding from the never-ending pandemic, then (much needed) racial rebalancing, and wildfires. …

Combine harvesting wheat with Mt Hood in background, Dufur OR

Nine Travel Trends You Can Live With

BY: CLAIRE SIERRA It’s busy harvest time in the rolling wheat fields around Dufur. But for many of us, this season is all about relaxation or exploration. Or both! You probably noticed your vacation planning is kind of wonky this year. Things you anticipated doing….not. (cue sad music) While others—unexpectedly—rise to the top. Folks are …

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