Author: josiahedean

  • Fear in a pandemic

    There was some local comments on social media about our business and Claire and I crafted this statement in response: We are all afraid of this virus that has changed so many lives throughout the world. My wife and I are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff, our neighbors, and the […]

  • Great image

    There was not one single shoot-out during my stay at historic western Balch Hotel. #traveloregon #oregon2017 #oregon #dufur #columbiariver #wildwest #history #historic #1907 #travelusa #shootout #western #roadtrip #roadtripusa #travelgram #instatravel #travelphotos #travelphotography #werziehtschneller A post shared by Oliver Maria Schmitt (@olivermariaschmitt) on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:47am PDT  We were visited by a German Travel […]

  • Gregory Rawlins to play at the Historic Balch hotel in Dufur

    The Historic Balch Hotel just announced that Gregory Rawlins will play a free concert in their garden on August 8 from 5-8 p.m. A surprise addition to their monthly summer concert series, Rawlins will be playing during Dufur’s famous Threshing Bee celebration held this year on August 8 and 9. Rawlins’ inventive compositions, austere command […]

  • Abundance Hospitality Announces Management Agreement with Historic Balch Hotel

    Change brings the Balch “to the next level” The 18-room Balch Hotel, a boutique inn located 15 minutes south of The Dalles, Oregon, has completed a lease agreement with Josiah Dean of Abundance Hospitality and Claire Sierra of Bliss Breakthrough to operate the historic landmark. The partnership will provide for increased guest service opportunities for […]

  • Creating a Life That Is Fulfilling

    “Looking inward is the key to progress. When you begin looking in, look out.”  — Swami Beyondananda Have you ever found yourself thinking, “Is what I’m doing really fulfilling me?” (If you’re asking, it’s probably a hint that it’s not.) I have often found myself working at jobs that, while I was qualified for and […]

  • 3 Steps to My Dream … How You Can Realize Your Dream Too

    I’ve pretty-much lived my life by going with the flow.  This worked when I was younger because it allowed me the chance to see new places and learn new skills. However, at a certain point I began to realize that I’d ‘been there, done that’. I needed something more but I didn’t know what. Since […]

  • Our hotel deal is on its way!

    Claire and I have been working for months to get the financing together for our big (for us) hotel purchase. Between the sale of our home in Grants Pass, cashing in some retirement savings and borrowing from friends and family we are getting enough together to get started. We are also blessed with very understanding […]