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We all know that vacationing in the Great Smoky Mountains is a ton of fun, but did you know that it’s good for you too? Researchers have found over and over again that taking a vacation can make you healthier, happier, and more productive. Read on to find out the top benefits of getting away from it all and spending some time at our hotel in Pigeon Forge.

1. Vacationers are thinner and healthier.

Although it might sound too good to be true, NPR found that people who take vacations have smaller waistlines than those who don’t! Researchers have also found that vacationers have lower blood pressure and are less likely to get sick.

(See Related: 4 Reasons to Stay at Vacation Lodge in Pigeon Forge)

The source of these health improvements is no secret. When you’re on vacation, you have time to de-stress and enjoy some fresh air. Vacation Lodge has a heated outdoor pool, so our guests can spend hours comfortably reading a book by the water or getting some exercise by swimming a few laps. Our hotel is also right around the corner from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There is no better place in the world to experience nature than the Smokies!

2. Vacationers are more creative.

Sometimes getting away is exactly what you needed to re-energize your brain. Studies show that vacationers feel more creative and come up with more ideas when they take some time out of the office.

With a great collection of dinner theaters and musical performances in the area, there are plenty of places in Pigeon Forge that will get your creative juices flowing!

3. Vacationers are more productive.  

When they get back to work, people who just took a vacation find that they have more energy and get more done. Surveys have also found that people have more positive feelings about their jobs after returning from some time off. So when you ask for vacation time, be sure to tell your boss how productive you’ll be when you come back!

The Vacation Lodge has everything you need to kick back, relax, and make the most out of your time in the Smokies. Our hotel in Pigeon Forge provides guests with a complimentary breakfast buffet, free wireless internet, and 93 rooms and mini-suites to choose from. Visit our Rooms page to find the perfect accommodations for your next vacation!