April 2, 2019

Is Something New Springing to Life in You?

By: Claire Sierra

Is Something New Springing to Life in You?

Spring Blessings!
Finally. After weeks of winter wonderland, the skies are lifting, sun is out, green is evident and snow is becoming a memory. Spring is on Her way.

This Spring feels like a blessing after a long winter’s nap. A promise of more…but what? Hammock time and spring flings are wishful thinking. Or are they?

We visited a local winery and easily enjoyed being outside on the deck. Afterward, a short hike followed by dinner nearby, to finish the trip. Bliss!

Getting outside into fresh air—hiking, gardening, biking are great antidotes to an otherwise sluggish mood after a long winter indoors. Crucial, actually.

If you’re feeling Spring Fever, a short hop to a nearby getaway for a couple of days can really blow the cobwebs out and invite new direction!
{Hot tip: Spring skiing and snowshoeing are amazing at higher elevations and the crowds disappear—and you know we have snowshoes, right? Mt Hood is an hour and the snow-park is just 20 minutes away!}

And while we can’t currently boast 80-degree temps, it’s bright and sunny here more days than not.

After all the snow, the wildflowers in the Gorge are promising to be outrageous, and we bet you’re hungry to get outside. So join us for Wildflowers & Wine Weekend in April.

The Columbia Gorge is known for unique and compelling vistas, and botanical wonderment that is unique to the region. The two combined make for awe-inspiring experiences in nature, whether you’re a hearty hiker or you poke along.

We add wine tasting, because heck, what better way to end the day? You’ll have fabulous views there too, and quirky history to boot!

If you’re wanting an epic hike in the Gorge during peak wildflower season we’ve created an all-inclusive experience for you: 2 premier and under-visited hikes, followed by 2 stellar wineries for tour and tasting. We even pack you lunches and throw in a dessert wine reception (See more below or go here)

One guest shared, “we came because the hikes sounded doable and wildflowers are amazing…the food and wine was great, but what we ended up loving best was the camaraderie with others we met. This whole weekend was great, we’ll be back!”

Not your jam? Check out our other events below. Details are here

We hope one of these will ignite your spring spark, we love seeing you here.



Claire & Josiah for Team Balch

P.S. Not outdoorsy? Curl up in the parlor with books, puzzles and a glass of wine or cuppa something. Pad around in your slippers, soak in scented salts in a clawfoot tub, eat dinner in your room.

Reflect on what’s blooming for you this Spring.

To make it easier, we’ve extended the 2 for 3 Getaway Special—Reserve 2 nights and get the 3rd for free! Reserve your room directly with us. Call 541.467.2277 or book on-line (Use Coupon Code: GETAWAY2019 to get this special deal. Not valid with other offers.)

Create a mini retreat. Add a Bliss Breakthrough Private Wellness Package to your overnight visit to the Balch. It’s an easy way to get away and find clarity about your life path or deal with a challenge area (think: insomnia, depression or anxiety relief). You’ll experience a spa treatment combined with valuable tools that help.

Time away allows deep shifts to penetrate more gently and effectively. Maybe it’s even time for a full day guided retreat! It’s truly nurturing deliciousness for your weary soul. (More details here.)

Call 541.467.2277 or reserve directly with us on-line (Coupon Code: GETAWAY2019 Not valid with other offers.)

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