Edit: If you snooze you lose. I went off to do something came back and finished the post and everyone that knows better beat me to it!
Hmm, you may get more responses to this in trips and gatherings. I was there for the East Coast gathering last weekend, the only time I
have ever been in the area, and other then private house rentals on the hill, you will be looking at staying a fair ways from the hill. The closest town I saw, heading up from the South was Bedford, PA and it was about 40 minutes South of the Mountain, but had several motel type hotels we passed.