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Dufur, Oregon: Home To The Charming Historic Balch Hotel

The Historic Balch Hotel in Dufur, Oregon was the perfect place to call it a night, in the middle of a two week road trip across the Northwest. Dufur, Oregon is home to approximately 600 residents, and the Historic Balch Hotel. Anytime the word historic is in the name of a hotel, I know I am in for a treat.

How’s this for a little history?

Balch Hotel Floor

We were greeted with warm chocolate chip cookies, icy lemon water and a welcoming staff.

chocolate chip cookies

The Historic Balch Hotel hosts a couple really nice seating areas, which were perfect for playing cards, reading, or simply chatting with others that were staying at the hotel.

Balch Hotel Living Room

It’s important to note that wifi is in the building, which is a must for someone like myself. On the other hand, I did like the fact that there were no televisions, telephones or elevators on the property. It’s very quiet and a fantastic place to connect with nature and yourself. The yard around the property is lush and welcoming.

Balch Hotel R & R

And if you enjoy nature and views of mountains, such as Mount Hood. Be sure to inquire about a room with a view when booking your stay. This was sunrise from the bed in our room.

Balch Hotel sunrise

Dufur, Oregon is home to this gem of a property. It’s technically called a hotel, yet they are like a Bed & Breakfast. We found ourselves talking to those around us and breakfast is even served in the morning for all of the guests. If you are leaving before breakfast is served, as we did. Let your hosts know, as they will have something ready for you to take with you when you depart. This made the start to our day a lot easier, as we headed off to all the beauty that the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area had to offer in the great state of Oregon.

This is just the beginning of what the beautiful state of Oregon has to offer. I have much more to share on this beautiful area of the country. Do you have a favorite place to stay when you visit Oregon? If so, I’d love to hear about it.

*Thank you to the Balch Historic Hotel for hosting my husband and I on our two week road trip across the Northwest.


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Sara is a travel enthusiast that resides in North Iowa. You can find her traveling where the plane, train, ship, or car will go. Are you looking to take a road trip? Sara has solutions for you!

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