BTW, has anyone been to T-Line within the last couple of weeks?
Village Inn Motel
Simple, clean, and close to Timberline/Canaan/Whitegrass. The best nearbye restaurants are Deerfield's, Golden Anchor, and White Grass (reservations required). Sirriani's in Davis is also good if you want to drive a little further.
BTW, I was there two weeks ago, but not last weekend. There's a firsthand rept. posted on DCSki.
Do you mean the Alpine Lodge,(304) 636-1470, on route 33 E between Elkins and Harmon? If so, I recommend it. I've chatted with the owner, and looked at the facility. It's a popular spot for fishermen in the summer, but I suspect it does not get much business in the winter. The Lodge features a decent restaurant as well as rooms.
Another place to look for cheap lodging is Chip Chase's lodging guide on the White Grass web site:
By the way... if you are ever going past the Alpine Lodge right before you get to it going North on 33 look over the right-hand side of the road... a spring burbles out, and diverts under the road into the lake behind the lodge. Cool, huh?
There are also a few pretty reasonable b&b's in Davis.
Try the Oak-Mar, Starlite, or Boardroom. Not fancy, but clean, cheap and convienent (esp. if the Best Western in Davis if full)