Balch Hotel

Elegance and simplicity await you at the Historic Balch Hotel.  Enjoy our vintage 1907 boutique hotel with on-site spa services, sunny patio, and beautiful garden grounds with majestic mountain views, sure to inspire rejuvenation and re-connection. The elegance of this historic inn, surrounded by the golden expanse of meadows and big sky produces clarity of mind that settles the soul. Rooms are cozy with charming antiques and comfy beds.

The 18-room Hotel offers a truly unique experience, for weddings, retreats, reunions, meetings, touring, or a romantic getaway for two. Centrally located in the Columbia River Gorge, south of The Dalles--just 1 hour 40 minutes east of Portland, 3 hours from Seattle or Salem. After a short drive, you’ll feel like you’re a world away.

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Latitude: 45.450369 Longitude: -121.131377 Elevation: 1325 ft
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Josiah Dean

Number of Persons Property Will Accommodate


Property Access

Located in the town of Dufur, access is easy just off of US Highway 197.

Ample parking is available.

Warming Source

Electric Heater

Nightly Rate or Fee (if any)


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Eco-Friendly Notes

We source from local farmers and feature organic products whenever possible. We recycle and compost as much waste as we can.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Owned by husband and wife Josiah Dean and Claire Sierra. 

Accessibility Notes

The property has no elevator access to the upper floors and there are several steps to get to the main floor.

Pet Friendly Notes

Sorry, no pets

Seasons Open

Year Round

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Contact Information

Josiah Dean - Balch Hotel
40 South Heimrich Street
PO Box 5
Dufur, OR 97021 US
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