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Meetings & Retreats

Meetings & Retreats

Create Your Own Private Event

The size and space of our hotel provides a private, intimate experience that enriches any event. The surrounding field and mountain views create a spacious and expansive setting that most find serene.

Customize your event and get special attention for your group's needs--whether that's 6 friends for a girlfriend getaway, a passel of pastors on a spiritual retreat, an executive team meeting, or a workshop or retreat you're inspired to lead. Destination weddings, engagements and elopements are cozy and charming, year 'round.

Don't Get Lost In Conference Hotel Purgatory:

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.

Groups we have loved hosting:

  • writing,  knitting and meditation workshops;
  • club board meetings and corporate team retreats
  • car and motorcycle clubs;
  • road, gravel and mountain biking tours;
  • wellness and healing retreats, 
  • poetry and painting gatherings,
  • College, High School and family reunions.
  • And, of course, destination  and exclusive-use weddings!

Our Rooms:

With 20 rooms, all uniquely styled, furnished with antiques, original art, and comfy pillow top bedding guests rave about. Breakfast included. (We do have excellent WiFi.)

  • One King Suite with King canopy bed, over-sized jetted tub, and sitting area with mountain view.
  • Five (5) rooms  are single Queens with bathroom en suite.
  • Fourteen (14) single Queens are European style with a private shared bathroom just across the hall. Most rooms have sinks.
  • There are no TV's, telephones, or elevator. A/V equipment is available for rent.

See Lodging details and rooms, here.

Our Features & Facilities:

With manicured lawns, flower gardens and a koi pond, along with slate patio umbrella tables, our outdoor space is versatile for a variety of events.

Our Bistro Dining Room converts to a business or table workshop setting for up to 22 attendees (boardroom-style or in pods).  (A/V equipment is available to rent.) Our elegant ruby parlor seats up to 18 in cozy upholstered comfort.

For meal service, you may choose from a variety of specialized catering packages depending on your group needs. Options include: all-day beverage service (for retreats and leadership meetings), full service, and dinners only. (Breakfast is always included.) Inquire to receive the catering menu & package options.

In warmer weather, the cafe tables on our slate patio and our garden grounds are perfect for small group huddles, yoga, tai chi or chi gung classes, breakout sessions, and spots for personal reflection.

Evenings around the fire pit, sipping hot or cold beverages, inspires relaxation, contemplation, and conversation that deepens the group experience.

The lobby is an elegant place to reflect and connect with colleagues between sessions in smaller seating groups.

And when the work or world gets overwhelming, our on site spa is a rare amenity to nurture yourself. With a solo treatment room, guests receive a rejuvenating healing experience that deepens their retreat or getaway.

Team Building, Self Care & Adventure: Escape the Office to Get Work Done!

With 300 days of sunshine a year, the sunny end of the Columbia River Gorge lends itself to many outdoor activities to deepen your team/group experience.

With nearby access to adventure so close by, we can coordinate or suggest hiking, wine tasting, rafting, wildflower viewing, birding, and even museum hopping that fits into your trip's purpose. 

Private Events with Exclusive Use:

Now more than ever, folks are nervous about travel and who's in their space. We offer exclusive use of our property. Book just 10 rooms  or more and the hotel is closed to public and other guests.  Inquire for more details.

And at under 2 hours from Portland, the magic is closer than you think. The rustic charm of the area feels like the middle of nowhere, but is just minutes off I-84 at The Dalles. 

The Columbia Gorge is a world class travel experience. Pop on over to the Things To Do Page to see more activities that might strike your fancy.

Retreats and Meetings are limited only by your imagination!

Link to email our planning folks

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Our Guests Say it Best

"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.


"We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for your hospitality! This was a GREAT place for a cribbage tournament." - The Walls

40 South Heimrich, Dufur, OR 97021, United States  
P: (541) 467-2277  
E: info@balchhotel.com