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Affordable chain motels in Loveland include the Best Western Crossroads Inn, 5542 E. U.S. 34 (at I-25 exit 257B), Loveland, CO 80537 (tel. 888/818-6223 or 970/667-7810), with rates of $85 to $135 double; and Comfort Inn, 1500 N. Cheyenne Ave., Loveland, CO 80538 (tel. 800/228-5150 or 970/593-0100), with rates of $89 to $149 double. State and county taxes add about 8% to hotel bills.

For an inexpensive breakfast and lunch, The Egg & I, 2525 N. Lincoln Ave. (U.S. 287; tel. 970/635-0050), offers numerous egg dishes, plus sandwiches, salads, and Mexican dishes. For dinner, try Henry's Pub, 234 E. 4th St. (tel. 970/613-1896; www.henrys-pub.com), a swank bar and grill behind a historic storefront downtown. Anytime, veer off I-25 at exit 254 for a bite at truck stop extraordinaire Johnson's Corner, 2842 S.E. Frontage Rd. (tel. 970/667-2069; www.johnsonscorner.com), a Colorado classic that hasn't closed its doors since it first opened in 1952.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.