Meetings & Retreats

Team building, conferences, workshops & adventure await!

Escape the office to get work done!

Don't get stuck in conference hotel purgatory! The size and space of our historic, boutique hotel provides a private, intimate experience that enriches any event.

Customize your event and get special attention for your group's needs — whether that's 6 friends for a girlfriend getaway, an executive team meeting, or a workshop or retreat you're inspired to lead. Being a boutique destination means you don't get lost in the shuffle like those big conference center hotels. We focus on your group's needs and desires.

For group sales call:

(541) 288 - 1131

Or email: courtney@balchhotel.com

Groups we have loved hosting:

  • Knitting & crafting workshops
  • Board meetings & corporate team retreats
  • Car & motorcycle clubs
  • Road, gravel & mountain biking tours
  • Wellness & healing retreats 
  • Poetry & writing workshops
  • College, high school & family reunions
Meetings & Retreats, Historic Balch Hotel


For groups of up to 18

The elegant ruby parlor seats up to 18 in cozy upholstered comfort. The adjacent lobby is perfect for breakout groups.

Meetings & Retreats, Historic Balch Hotel


For groups of up to 40

The Bistro Dining Room hosts beautiful private gatherings, and easily converts to a professional workshop setting for up to 40 attendees (conference room style or in pods).

Meetings & Retreats, Historic Balch Hotel


For groups large and small, up to 100+

Our expansive gardens, slate patio, and manicured lawns are versatile for a variety of events. Tables and chairs can be added for up to 100 participants (more with outside rentals).

Partial day rentals

Don't need full days? Every private event contract at the Balch is customized to include everything you need (and nothing you don't.) We can tailor the number of rental hours to suit your project.

Meal options

Meeting and retreat packages include our chef's choice of food and beverage to keep you energized throughout the day. Are you passing on meals, or prefer a different menu? We're flexible! Final pricing will reflect your specific choices.

Nonprofit rates

We love to champion good causes and do have special rates to accommodate nonprofits and community groups. Reach out to courtney@balchhotel.com to learn more about how the Balch can support your event.

Off the Clock?

With 300 days of sunshine a year, the sunny end of the Columbia River Gorge lends itself to many outdoor activities to deepen your group experience. With nearby access to adventure so close by, we can suggest hiking, wine tasting, brewery tours, rafting, wildflower viewing, museum hopping and more that fits into your trip's purpose.

Back here at the Balch, evenings around the fire pit sipping hot or cold beverages inspires relaxation and conversation. And when the work or world gets overwhelming, our on site spa with a solo treatment room is a rejuvenating experience that nurtures your guests.

Yoga on surf board, Coulmbia River OR

Ready to connect? We can't wait to hear what you're planning!

For group sales, contact Courtney at (541) 288 - 1131 or courtney@balchhotel.com.

Meetings & Retreats, Historic Balch Hotel

“Can't believe how much uninterrupted work we got done. Being here away from constant office distractions was just what we needed to finish our project planning."

— Ben L.

Meetings & Retreats, Historic Balch Hotel

"We really enjoyed our stay. This was a GREAT place for our cribbage tournament!"

— The Walls

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