Extraordinary for solitude, peacefulness and beauty. 1920's cedar and shake lodge with three original servants' cabins on a 5 acre privately owned island. Surrounded by the clear, clean water of 189 acre Elbow Lake in the heart of Lake Country in west central Minnesota. Complimentary fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboat, firepit and firewood.
The Master Bedroom is a spacious room with a white queen sized 4-poster bed, classic summer home furnishings, luxurious European linens, soft terry bathrobes, an antique Old Hickory cane and hickory wood glider in front of a field stone fireplace and a private bath with shower. The original French windows provide stunning lake views and gentle breezes from three directions. $149.00
Nightly Rate: $149-$149
The Blue Room is an old fashioned room with original fir paneling, a unique wall cabinet and original French casement windows. This cozy room features a white, classic queen metal bed, all blue and white furnishings and view of the back bay of surrounding Elbow Lake. An electric fireplace adds just a bit of ambience on those cool evenings. Soft terry bathrobes. Newly remodeled private bathroom with a shower. $110.00
Nightly Rate: $110-$110
The Fireplace Room is a cozy, country room with an original graystone fireplace. A queen size Toulouse metal bed, antiques, two comfy rattan chairs from which to enjoy the warm fire, a lovely view of the lake and gentle breezes from the South invite you to settle in. Soft terry bath robes. Newly remodeled private bathroom with shower. $120.00
Nightly Rate: $120-$120
The Lakeside Room is a light, airy upstairs room with pine wainscoting and a wall of windows providing a spectacular view of the lake. A queen size wicker bed, matching furnishings, luxury European linens, ceiling fan circulating lake breezes and a double, heart-shaped Jacuzzi invite you to spend time in your room. Soft terry bathrobes. Private bath with shower. Also enjoy the lovely sitting area just outside your room. $165.00
Nightly Rate: $165-$165
Ella's Room, named for Margie&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;apos;s grandmother who also rented rooms to boarders, is a soothing yellow with oak wainscoting and perfect for creating sweet dreams. Views of the lake can be enjoyed through the island&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;apos;s pines, maples and oaks from the antique rocker or from the lovely cherry and wrought iron queen bed. A heart-shaped Jacuzzi for two, ceiling fan, private bathroom with shower, and soft terrycloth bathrobes invite self-pampering and relaxation. A cheerful sitting room overlooking the lake and for enjoying quiet time is just down the hall. $145.00
Nightly Rate: $145-$145
5 on July 24, 2014
We drove there and didn't know what to expect, when you get off the tar road you drive on gravel for a 1/4 of a mile, and then down a narrow path beside a corn field, then into the woods, the road narrows and curves along and then you come out, and up, and the house is in front of you, kind of quaint, until you walk in the front door, huge living room, wood and windows, very beautiful, very comfortable, the view from the deck, and the magnificent oaks, and the lake.Margie comes out and welcomes us, and shows us around, then in comes Buba, nice fella, we had the most fun and felt like we had come home from a long trip, we talked , and felt like we were family, we will go back and stay longer next time, we stayed in the fireplace room, huge windows that opened up towards a view of the lake, and the other window a view of the bay on the other side of the island, a massive stone fireplace, with have of a log for a mantel, the bed was comfortable, and we enjoyed many hours there, we sat and sipped wine cheese, and crackers out on the deck, that we brought with, and we accidentally dropped a cracker and low and behold here's this chipmunk comes right up to us and snatches that cracker and eats it in front of us, all the sounds of the lake were prevalent there, the loons, and the ducks, and herons, when you go you will have to check out the two person hammock, what fun, in the morning I woke to the best cup of coffee I've had in a long time and me and zona polished off two carafes before breakfast, and then we ate like royalty, anyway it felt that and who doesn't want their get away to feel that way, I've, we've never felt so welcomed at any place where we have stayed like we did when we stayed at Xanadu Bed & Breakfast, and Resort, It will always have a special place in our memories, and we will return to make many more.John & Zona.
5 on July 22, 2014
I had a wonderful stay. Not only was the place immaculate but the hospitality was incredible. I felt at home and had the most amazing breakfast!!
4.8 on July 17, 2014
Lovely, warm, and inviting property. The in keepers were very welcoming and we loved the location. While visiting you have to check out the civil war museum a must see!
5 on July 16, 2014
This was our second stay at Xanadu and it will not be our last! We always have such a wonderful time here- and Margie and Bubba were born to run a B&B. They make it seem so effortless!
5 on July 14, 2014
Looking to relax in a serene setting with an over the top breakfast? Look no further...I won't say more....want to keep this quiet.
4.6 on July 13, 2014
We stayed at one of the cabins and has a wonderful experience. The surroundings are lovely. We enjoyed access to kayaks and paddle boat. The cabin was clean and very comfortable. Since we did not stay at the B&B, we did not have breakfast. We did enjoy some surprise cookies one afternoon. I highly recommend a stay at Xanadu.
5 on July 03, 2014
Bubba and Marge are the ultimate hosts, and this place is serene and beautiful.
4.2 on June 25, 2014
After reading glowing reviews of this B&B prior to booking you still never know if it'll be great. Well, my gamble paid off. This place is awesome. Even more awesome are the owners Bubba and Margie. They truly went above and beyond to make our 2 night stay fantastic. The beautiful weather helped greatly as we were able to spend hours on the lake using their boats and toys. The location is also very close to Glendalough state park which we also spent many hours biking and kayaking. I rarely write reviews but because I'm still so happy about our stay I wanted to share...
5 on June 20, 2014
Bubba and Margie are so wonderful. Bubba spent about an hour one afternoon helping us get out sailing on their sailboat. The breakfasts were incredible and the location is so peaceful and isolated. We will definitely be back!
5 on June 17, 2014
Beautiful lake-side retreat; great setting, great company, great food, cost was at same price-point as previous night's boring motel room with stock experience...
Countryside, Island, Lakeside, Small town
St. Cloud, MN (STC-St. Cloud Municipal) 69 miles
FROM FARGO Xanadu is about 1.5 hours from Fargo/Moorhead. Drive east on Interstate 94 about 47 miles to Fergus Falls. At the third exit to Fergus Falls you will find Highway 210. Go east on 210 to Battle Lake (about 17 miles). At the Amoco Station (junction of 210 and 78) turn left into Battle Lake. Turn left across from the Dairy Queen onto Holdt Street(County Hwy 83)and go about 3.5 miles. Turn right onto 235th Street when you see the Xanadu Island B&B and Resort sign. Continue about 1/2 mile, turn right again at the second Xanadu Island B&B sign and drive to the end of the road.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Water Park, Miniature Golf, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Winery, Zoo
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi
Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio
Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Birdwatching, Sailing, Swimming, Water sports
Bubba & Margie Shivler
1 Cat , 1 Dog , Cat and dog are outside pets Others
We enjoy fishing, swimming and water sports, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, sailing, reading, sightseeing, gardening, antiquing, traveling, woodworking, architecture, cooking, exploring and our granddaughters.