Early morning in the Smoky Mountains
January 4, 2014

Did you know that over 30 percent of Americans don’t use their vacation days? New scientific research suggests that not taking a vacation can actually lower your productivity at work and decrease your overall health and wellbeing. When you spend some time relaxing in our Pigeon Forge condo rentals, you will enjoy a variety of mental, physical and emotional benefits. Read on to learn how taking a vacation can keep you on the right track for success.

1. Vacationers are less likely to experience a heart attack.

A 20 year long study found that men who didn’t take a vacation were 32 percent more likely to have a heart attack. Also, women who took two vacations per year lessened their risk of heart attack by eight times.

Stress is one of the leading causes of heart problems, and vacations are an excellent way to de-stress. When you stay at our condo in Pigeon Forge, you will enjoy stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains from your windows or private balcony. Being surrounded by natural beauty will truly let you kick back and relax.

2. Vacationers are more creative.

When you spend a lot of time and effort thinking about and working on a problem, sometimes the best thing to do is simply take a break. Scientists have found that simply taking time to relax and enjoy yourself helps your brain recharge. So don’t be surprised if you have a great idea or ten on your next vacation!

3. Vacationers are thinner.

If you are looking to lose a few pounds, taking a vacation might be the answer! NPR reports that people who take vacations had smaller waistlines on average than their non-vacationing counterparts.

Guests who stay at Cherokee Lodge can eat healthy during their stay because all of our Pigeon Forge condo rentals come with fully equipped kitchens. You’ll be able to pick up fresh, local ingredients at the Old Mill or the Apple Barn and whip up a delicious and nutritious meal your whole family will enjoy.

4. Vacationers are more productive.

When you get back to work after taking your vacation you will be a lean, mean productivity machine. One survey found that people returning from a vacation feel better about their jobs and get more accomplished.

Now that you know all of the great benefits of taking a vacation, it’s time to start planning your trip! Cherokee Lodge is close to all of the best attractions, restaurants and shops in the Great Smoky Mountains. With in-room jacuzzi tubs, romantic fireplaces, walk in laundry rooms, and free high speed wireless internet, our condos in Pigeon Forge have everything you need to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate. Visit our Condos page to see all of our great properties for rent!