If someone on the lam, such as the Jackal, wanted to "go to ground," as the Brits say, we've got just the place. (It's also recommended to law-abiding citizens such as yourself.) In the tiny hamlet of Signau—about 5 km (3 miles) southwest of Langnau—is the Beck House, built in 1788 and owned by the Johnny-come-lately Beck family since 1951.

For 420 Sfr. ($315) per week you can rent their flat on the first floor (our second). It has a kitchen, sitting room, two bedrooms (a third is possible), a wide balcony overlooking the garden, and 210 years of atmosphere. The rail station is a 200-meter walk and there is a restaurant across the street. The Beck's are a very welcoming older couple who speak little or no English, so we suggest booking through the tourist office. You'll probably have the most relaxing week of your life—provided Interpol doesn't catch up with you.

Street Address: Dorfstrasse 45
City: Signau
Country: Switzerland
Phone: 011 41 4 34 497 1344
Price Level: $$--
Type: Hotel