It's our second time staying here, and it won't be our last! BEAUTIFUL quiet island, fantastic hosts (thank you Margie and Bubba), boating, paddle boarding, campfires, AND a gourmet breakfast!
Xanadu is a wonderful, relaxing B&B! Everything is so friendly and comfortable that you feel like you're visiting family! We stayed in the Master Bedroom, and it was very nice. We almost wished the weather was cooler so we could light up the beautiful fireplace in the room and sit in front of it in the comfortable wicker glider-for-two! There are windows on 3 sides and a ceiling fan, so cross ventilation kept the room very comfortable. The bed was great! We slept very well, and awakened in the morning to the peaceful sound of birdsong! Bubba and Margie are wonderful hosts and we felt very welcome and relaxed. Snacks are out 24-hours a day, so if you feel like a slice of that yummy pumpkin bar for a midnight snack, you can do that! Breakfasts are out of this world! Filling and delicious! There are lots of activities available, from paddle boats to fishing boats, skiing and swimming. We sat out by the lakefront and watched the wildlife. So relaxing and peaceful. Wished we could stay longer! We will next time!
Fabulous Stay! You can't get any better than the beautiful setting of Xanadu Island, the outstanding meals and decadent goodies are plentiful and amazing, Margie and Bubba are the best of hosts and make you feel welcome and at home from arrival to departure. Top notch all around.
Xanadu is a wonderful place to stay. We were disappointed that we didn't book for longer! We know better now! The house is just beautiful, and has a very comfortable, homey feel. This feeling is magnified by the proprietors, Bubba and Margie, who are so friendly and welcoming that you feel like you are staying with family! There's plenty to do, lots of water sports equipment available, and the water is crystal clear. The breakfasts were nothing short of spectacular! Delicious and very filling -- we didn't need to eat lunch! Snacks are available 24 hours a day, so if you feel like a slice of the yummy pumpkin bars at midnight, go for it! We stayed in the Master Bedroom, which was as comfortable as it was beautiful! The bed is so comfy, and the morning so peaceful (waking up to the birdsongs is divine!) that you almost want to sleep in, but don't -- you don't want to miss a minute of the day! Just an outstanding experience! I am looking forward to our next visit!
My wife and I went to Xanadu on our honeymoon. Margie and Bubba completely outdid themselves. The place is beautiful to begin with, cozy, serene, quiet, and a perfect getaway. That would've been enough, but then you couple it with Margie and Bubba's warm, welcoming personalities and it feels like you're visiting Gramma's house. I cannot recommend this place enough. It sets a standard that few other B&B's can touch.
My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Xanadu Island. It is a beautiful spot with lots of available outdoor activities. The lodge has an interesting history and it was fun to see how it has changed through the years and yet still kept its original charm. Our room (Lakeside) had an amazing view of the lake. We have stayed at many B & B's through the years, but we both felt that Margie and Bubba were the most welcoming hosts we have met. They went out of their way to visit with everyone and make sure you were comfortable and had everything you needed. We would definitely like to return.
We stayed in the Maids cabin for 2 nights. The Innkeepers were very nice and answered property questions and told the history when asked but left us alone when we wanted to be alone. Loved being on the lake and complimentary use of the boats.
We chose this location as a overnight stop on the way to our destination. The offer to take advantage of their extra night gave us the pleasure of a mini getaway. Now we will see Xanadu as a destination.
We loved staying overnight at Xanadu on our way to Fargo. Margie and Bubba made us feel very welcomed immediately by greeting us with fresh baked cookies. It is a gorgeous house built in the 1920's but with beautiful modern updataes.
Xanadu far exceded our expectations. We have been to numerous bed and breakfasts, Xanadu is nicest we have been to. The setting is quiet and picturesque. They have boats and canoes to use, good fishing on Elbow Lake. Breakfast alone was a reason to stay. Don't know who is the better cook and all guests were asked about likes and dislikes. What really set Xanadu apart from others was the conversations with the owners. They really enjoy socializing with all of the guest, whether at breakfast or in front of the 100 year old fire place. We plan to make this anniversary tradition.
Zanadu is like a " little piece of heaven" Fell in love with it on first visit and come back twice a year. It is so relaxing and peaceful. The owners Bubba and Margie go above and beyond every visit. You can use the boats,beach,canoes with no extra fees.We love the fishing. The breakfasts are awesome and. fill you up all day. Margie always asks if you have allergies or restrictions and modify. There are trials,state parks lots to do. I highly recommend going here! Kay and Jim Clemmer.
Beautiful place for a quite get away. I would recommend going in the fall or spring if you really want a quite weekend as they do rent cabins out to families but we were there earlier September and it was perfect for just a few moments of peace.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Xanadu. Bubba and Margie are wonderful hosts. We had a chance to take the canoe out on beautiful, clear Elbow Lake before breakfast one morning. We enjoyed the loons and the peacefulness on the water. The history of the property is very interesting as well. The breakfasts were awesome and end with dessert!! We would highly recommend Xanadu to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway.
Bubba and Margie have what it takes to provide their guests an outstanding experience at their lovely B&B. We recently returned from our third visit to Xanadu Island and will return next year. And, did I mention the wonderful breakfasts and snacks?! Superb!
We had a wonderful time at the Xanadu B&B. Margie and Bubba were fantastic hosts! The rooms were extremely clean and the breakfast amazing. It was fun get to meet the other guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to our next visit. Thank you!
Our stay was absolutely amazing! Bubba and Margie by far are the best hosts we have ever had the pleasure staying with. They make you feel as at home as you can possibly be, like they have known you forever. The food was delicious, enough to make you want to miss lunch all together. The house and Island are breath taking. Battle Lake has so much history in it's small town, I never knew and I'm glad we got a chance to figure it out! I now understand why Xanadu Island has so many returning guests. We will be adding to that list! Thank You Bubba and Margie for welcoming us into your home and onto your beautiful island! Angie and Matt- Andover, MN
I liked everything about our stay except that the water smelled like fish. It wasn't romantic to take a jacuzzi in a hot tub full of water that made me smell like a trout. I know it was on a peninsula and was surrounded by a lake, which was AWESOME. But the water smelling and tasting like lake water was pretty gross. I don't know if they can use some sort of filtration device or something - but everything else was fantastic!
Meeting people like Margie and Bubba makes a person's life better. You are more than just dollar sign and occupant of the room. You are treated as a member of the family. They go above and beyond any type of service from a hotel and make it your home away from home. We could rave on and on but we will just say you can never go wrong with visiting Xanadu Island.