Wildflowers and Wine, Historic Balch Hotel
Wildflowers and Wine, Historic Balch Hotel

HIKE, EXPLORE & RELAX IN NATURE

Looking for the perfect Spring getaway right in your own backyard?

The Columbia River Gorge is, um, gorgeous any time of the year. But our region is especially noted for its exquisite beauty and unparalleled access to fields of wildflowers in the spring.

Join us as we partner with Miranda Mendoza for a memorable Play and Stay Weekend for you.

We’re beyond excited to offer you this opportunity to enjoy the floral gems of the Gorge led by a local naturalist at exclusive locations!

Experience two full days of hiking, two different visits to wineries for winetasting, picnic discussions, a Northwest Artisan feast, and evening activities designed to enhance your knowledge of the wildflowers and wine in the region.

With your package, an artisan dinner and yummy lunches are provided. Memorable and serendipitous exchanges with other guest/participants to be expected, but not required! Book your Play & Stay weekend soon!

Weekend Itinerary

  • Friday  Arrive in afternoon or evening and have dinner at the hotel (or before you arrive). We’ll start with a a wine and dessert reception to meet and mingle with other guests. An evening presentation will welcome and orient you to what’s in store for the weekend.
  • Saturday  Enjoy breakfast at the hotel (included), then set out for a scenic hike on a private vineyard loaded with spring wildflowers. Enjoy a custom boxed lunch for a lovely picnic at this gorge-worthy location. Then, join the vineyard owners and winemakers for a private wine-tasting and continue the day’s conversation of wildflowers and wine. Return to the Balch Hotel Saturday afternoon and enjoy a luscious, Northwest-local themed feast at the hotel that evening. Sip local wines paired with the meal. After dinner we’ll share stories around the fire outside.

Sunday After a leisurely morning breakfast (included), we will caravan to picturesque trails and vistas, for another beautiful wildflower hike. Enjoy your picnic boxed lunch (provided) on trail while looking out over the Columbia River with views up and down the Gorge. After our hikes, we’ll head to a local winery for wine tasting (optional) and socializing with other guests to conclude this great weekend.

Package for Two Includes:

  • Two-night stay at The Historic Balch Hotel with gourmet basket breakfast each morning
  • Exclusive hikes led by local experts
  • Friday night and wine dessert reception and presentation
  • Picnic lunches Saturday and Sunday
  • Northwest-local themed dinner and multi-media presentation Saturday night

Traditional room: $373 including tax and gratuity (a $412 value)Modern room (with bath): $499 including tax and gratuity (valued at $566)

To Book this Play & Stay Weekend:

Cancellation Policy:  We hope this doesn’t happen but…Prior to seven (7) days before this event results in a 75% refund. Prior to three (3) days before this event results in a 50% refund. Within 72 hour of the event- no refund

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Wildflowers and Wine, Historic Balch Hotel
Wildflowers and Wine, Historic Balch Hotel
Wildflowers and Wine, Historic Balch Hotel
Wildflowers and Wine, Historic Balch Hotel

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Wildflowers and Wine, Historic Balch Hotel

40 South Heimrich

Dufur, OR 97021

United States

P: (541) 467-2277

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