CREATE! WITH MANION STUDIOS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1: 5:30 – 7:30
Our "paint & sip" friends from Manion Studios are back with another ode to the Oregon countryside! Join us Friday, Dec 1st to paint your own version of an original art piece (the gorgeous snowy barn scene pictured here), created by talented local artist Denae Manion for this occasion.
Tickets are available a la carte directly from Manion Studios for $52, or can be bundled with an overnight and dining credit directly from the Balch. Guests purchasing the overnight package enjoy a 15% discount on room rates and a $25 dining credit per guest toward dinner in the Bistro. Both the a-la-carte ticket and overnight packages include your first glass of wine (or NA alternative), all gratuities, and supplies for your work of art.
DUFUR HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
Experience the small-town splendor of Dufur Hometown Christmas! This cherished tradition has grown into an enchanting, quintessential Christmas village celebration, with a full day of fun activities throughout the community and hotel. In town, explore a holiday craft market and special activities offered by local businesses. At the Balch, join us for festive food and beverages, hands-on holiday activities (think wreath making and holiday treat decorating), and a holiday mixer with lively music in the lobby & parlor. After sundown, enjoy a twinkling lighted tractor parade that captures all the charm and magic of the season.
BLAKE AT THE BALCH
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 7:00PM
Continuing the tradition, this January we welcome Bellingham, Washington's Robert Sarazin Blake to the Balch Hotel to celebrate the opening of the 2024 season.
Robert Sarazin Blake is a troubadour songwriter & storyteller. He’s released 12 studio albums and a newer live album ‘One Summer Night-Live at The 2018 Subdued Stringband Jamboree’. Blakes’s songs are controlled stream of consciousness story songs. During a performance it’s not always clear where the story ends and the song begins. His style has been compared to Russian bard singing, the French chanson tradition & Irish ballad along with familiar American references .
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Located where Oregon's wild & scenic high desert meets the vibrant Columbia Gorge, the Balch Hotel is a short, scenic drive to happenings in both regions (15 minutes to The Dalles, 30-40 minutes to Maupin and Hood River). Ask us for our must-see stops along the way!
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