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Xanadu Island Bed & Breakfast and Resort

35484 235th Street , Battle Lake, MN 56515 USA (Show map)
114 Reviews
$110 - $165
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

The Master Bedroom

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149-$149

The Blue Room

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110-$110

The Fireplace Room

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $120-$120

The Lakeside Room

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165-$165

Ella's Room

Ella's Room, named for Margie'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'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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145-$145

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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Excellent Care and Stay

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!!

Exceeded our expectations

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!

Xanadu is Amazing!

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.

Great Experience

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.

our favorite getaway

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...

Perfect getaway

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!

In Xanadu...

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...

Great place!

5 on June 14, 2014

Beautiful home, welcoming owners, quiet, peaceful property and exceptionally clean. Wonderful place for a relaxing getaway!

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Location Type

Countryside, Island, Lakeside, Small town


St. Cloud, MN (STC-St. Cloud Municipal) 69 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Birdwatching, Sailing, Swimming, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M/ B&B
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children over age 12 in B&B/ ALL AGES in cottages
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Well-behaved dogs may stay w/ cottage guests at $10/day/dog

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: No minimum in B&B rooms/ 3 night minimum in Cottages
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card on file and/or 50% down on two or more nights' stay.
  • Cancellations: B&B reservations may be cancelled 14 days in advance of your stay. If you cancel after this deadline, you will be responsible for the full cost of your scheduled stay. If we, or you, are able to schedule someone else to fulfill your cancelled reservation, then a refund will be issued, minus a 10% administrative fee. Cottage reservations may be cancelled 60 days prior with the same cancellation policy as the B&B.



Bubba & Margie Shivler

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Cat , 1 Dog , Cat and dog are outside pets Others

About the innkeepers

We enjoy fishing, swimming and water sports, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, sailing, reading, sightseeing, gardening, antiquing, traveling, woodworking, architecture, cooking, exploring and our granddaughters.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Details Diamond Collection

35484 235th Street , Battle Lake, MN 56515 USA (Show map)

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