Simple Pleasures in Small-Town Oregon

Balch Hotel • Dufur, OR

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two in a Traditional Room
  • Daily Three-Course Breakfast for Two
  • Bottle of Local Wine
  • Balch Hotel Tote Bag
  • Chocolate Cupcakes from Blissful Brownies
  • Combine Vouchers to Stay for Up to Four Nights

The Destination
Life in itty bitty Dufur, Oregon, has always revolved around agriculture and the outdoors—not surprising given its rising hills and green meadows, all fed by plentiful year-round sunshine. The town owes the truly lovely landscape to its location at the foot of the Cascades, just 15 minutes south of The Dalles and the Columbia River Gorge. While you'd rightly assume that biking and rafting are popular pastimes here, you may not have anticipated the crop of boutique wineries, one-of-a-kind shops, and art museums all nearby.

The Digs
Built in 1907—a year before the Ford Model T—Dufur's lovingly restored Balch Hotel is an easy 1.5-hour drive east of Portland. Some things have changed—the Balch used steam heat and traveling salesmen graced the parlor in its early days—but recent restorations have preserved its original charm. There are no televisions on the premises or alarm clocks in the rooms. In fact, Traditional Rooms share a bath as they did when the hotel opened. These shared baths are outfitted with period appropriate furnishings right down to the claw foot tubs. Wi-Fi is available to keep you connected if you choose to use it, and a delicious three-course breakfast is served in the mornings to start your day off right.

  • "Delightful getaway for anyone in the Pacific Northwest. The hotel has been fully restored keeping its history intact. We were there on a perfect, sunny weekend made for relaxing with a good book and tasting wine. The view of Mt. Hood was amazing."

    -- TripAdvisor


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    40 South Heimrich Street Dufur, OR 97021
    541-467-2277 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Up to 2 vouchers may be combined to extend stay
  • Valid for stays until May 31, 2013
  • Reservations required and subject to availability; not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Voucher valid for 2 guests
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to the property
  • Blackout dates: April 26 & 27, and May 25 & 26, 2013
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON May 31, 2013 • Enjoy By May 31, 2013