Located on the edge of Seewinkel National Park, the nautilus-shaped St. Martins Lodge features spacious rooms with wooden balconies that overlook Lake Neusiedl. Thermal pools abound, and the spa offers a smorgasbord of massage packages (holistic pulsing, anyone?). If animals are your thing, rangers can guide you to see birds, water buffalo, wild horses, and golden jackals. Rooms from $174. This appeared in the July/August 2012 issue.