Several national chains provide most of the lodging in Trinidad (zip code 81082). Rates here are for two people in summer; rates at other times are usually 10% to 20% lower. Among your choices are the Best Western Trinidad Inn, 900 W. Adams St., I-25 exit 13A (tel. 800/955-2215 or 719/846-2215), charging $99 to $109 double; Budget Host Derrick Motel, just off I-25 exit 11 at 10301 Santa Fe Trail (tel. 800/283-4678 or 719/846-3307), with double rates of $79 to $99; Quality Inn, 3125 Toupal Dr., I-25 exit 11 (tel. 800/424-6423 or 719/846-4491), charging $90 to $120 double; and Super 8, 1924 Freedom Rd., I-25 exit 15 (tel. 800/800-8000 or 719/846-8280), charging $65 to $90 double. Taxes totaling about 10% are added to lodging bills.

Those looking for lodging with more character, along with a bit of pampering and a really good full breakfast, should consider The Stone Mansion Bed and Breakfast, 212 E. Second St., Trinidad, CO 81082 (tel. 877/264-4279 or 719/845-1625;, an elegant home built in 1904 that combines Victorian and Arts and Crafts styles. Located 2 blocks from downtown, the inn has three rooms, decorated with mostly Victorian antiques. Summer rates for two, which include a full breakfast with entrees such as peach puff pancakes, are $115 to $125; November through April rates are lower. Smoking is not permitted inside, and children 8 and older are welcome.

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.