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Why Condos are Best for Family Vacations

mainThere’s something special about a spacious condo that creates a home away from home. Whether because of the additional features or the likelihood to meet up for bonding time in the family room, condos create the type of vacation that becomes an unforgettable experience rather than just a place to sleep before sightseeing. When choosing a vacation rental for your family’s trip to the Smoky Mountains, consider these reasons why Pigeon Forge condos could make this visit to the Smokies your best trip ever. Continue reading

Annual Pigeon Forge Quiltfest Celebrates 20 Years

Hands quiltingWith thousands of people from across the country expected to gather at the 20th annual Pigeon Forge Quiltfest, there’s no doubt the event will be bigger than ever in 2014. Held March 19 through 22, the Quiltfest offers guests who love making and collecting quilts a variety of unique events and classes to attend. Continue reading

3 Unexpected Benefits to Staying in Pigeon Forge Condos

 000308_wgp8s_13If you’re searching for a place to stay in the Smoky Mountains with extra amenities, look no further. Not only do our condos feature things you wouldn’t expect to find, guests of Cherokee Lodge Condos in Pigeon Forge also receive unexpected benefits, from stunning mountain views to ticket discounts. Though the list could go on and on, here are the top 3 unexpected benefits of staying at Cherokee Lodge Condos in Pigeon Forge. Continue reading

Who Else Wants Discounted Attraction Tickets?

Man counting coins on tableVisiting the Great Smoky Mountains is a lot like visiting a candy shop: everything looks good and you will want to try it all. Sticking to your budget can be difficult when there are so many amazing things to do in the area. When you stay at our condos in Pigeon Forge, however, you’ll be able to visit all of the best attractions for less! Guests at the Cherokee Lodge will get great discounts on attractions tickets when they order them on our website.   Continue reading

3 Reasons to Bring Your Camera on Vacation

Little boy in neat clothes taking picture with cameraWhen you come to stay at Cherokee Lodge, there is one thing you should absolutely not leave behind: your camera. Our condos in Pigeon Forge are located in one the most scenic areas in the United States, so you are going to want to take plenty of pictures. Here are three reasons that you should definitely bring your camera with you on vacation. Continue reading

4 Surprising Benefits of Taking a Vacation

Relaxed woman with her arms openDid 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. Continue reading

4 Tricks to Save Money While Vacationing in Pigeon Forge Condos

Whether planning a romantic retreat or a multi-family vacation, saving money is at the top of every travelers wish list. For penny-pinchers who still want to make the most of a trip to the Smokies, Cherokee Lodge is sharing four tricks to saving money while vacationing. With these tips, you’ll be ready to visit the Smokies without a worry or a care.Man counting coins on table

1. Pigeon Forge Condo Specials

Our first trick is to check for lodging specials during your stay. Visitors who want spectacular mountain views and a convenient location don’t have to pay a fortune to enjoy them. Cherokee Lodge is offering Pigeon Forge condo specials during winter for guests who stay four consecutive nights.

Four nights in a two bedroom unit is only $391.95. That’s nearly 50% savings! Our other special offers guests four nights in a three bedroom condo for $526.65. Go ahead and start packing your bags because these specials are only available to guests from January 5, 2014  to March 17, 2014. Use the code WIN14 when making reservations.

2. Dine In

pigeon forge condos open kitchenTo save money, consider eating a few meals in. Our Pigeon Forge Condos are fully-furnished, including the kitchen. We have provided pots, pans, dishes and glassware. After a quick trip to the grocery store, your family can spend much less on food.

For families who plan to spend the day sightseeing, consider packing snack bags that everyone can munch on until returning to the unit. Snacks and drinks for the whole group can add up, so being prepared will save money and prevent extra stops.

3. Transportation

Consider leaving your car behind and seeing the sites from a relaxing trolley bus. Rather than driving, we recommend guests to consider this unique way to travel the Smokies because Cherokee Lodge is just a minute’s walk from the Fun Time Trolley.

Running every 20 to 25 minutes, the trolley begins its route at 8:00am and continues until midnight. The 30 trolleys carry vacationers all over Sevier County, running seven routes over Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. With over a hundred stops available in the area, an all-day wristband is only $2.50, so you can hop on and hop off as often as you’d like. For those who would rather pay by the trip, it is only $.50 per route or $0.75 per trip to the Gatlinburg Welcome Center.

This is a great way to save money, so you can leave your vehicle parked at Cherokee Lodge’s Pigeon Forge condos while exploring the area. Not only that, but you also won’t have to think about parking or gas.

4. Visit Welcome Centers

The final trick to saving money in the Smokies is to visit the Welcome and Visitor Centers dotted along the Parkway and National Park. Travelers who stop in have access to guidebooks and travel planners that contain coupons to a number of the area’s attractions and entertainment.

These stops have gift shops for a Smoky Mountain souvenir as well as maps, and you’ll be able to see wildlife models. Some visitor centers even include park exhibits and documentary theater, so make sure to add at least one to the trip itinerary.

Cherokee Lodge offers guests luxurious amenities and money-saving Pigeon Forge condos specials, so if you’re ready to enjoy this exciting , call us today at 1-877-918-5900. Our reservation specialists will answer any questions you might have and would love to help you begin planning your own trip to the Smoky Mountains.

Get Rid of Vacation Stress Once and For All

Woman sitting on her suitcase stressedDo you need a vacation from your vacation? Some people stress out so much about planning the perfect trip that they actually make themselves miserable. At Cherokee Lodge, we want your vacation to be relaxing, fun, and most importantly, stress free. To help you find serenity in the Smokies, we have come up with some great tips and tricks to leave your worries behind when you stay at our Pigeon Forge condos. Continue reading