I stayed in Creed for three days - acclimatizing before a backpacking trip - and found the town to be small, quaint, nice. There's even a really good small outdoors shop.
But this far after Labor Day, I'd investigate what is still open. I'd recommend the Firehouse as a nice place, if they are renting rooms now.
Have a look - just make certain that enough places are open to make the trip enjoyable.
30-Mile Camp and trail head is 45 minutes from Creed.