Xanadu Island Bed & Breakfast and Resort

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Definitely a great place!!!!!!!

4.0 on September 19, 2016

Xanadu Island Be & Breakfast is wonderful. The room was clean and comfortable. The building itself is gorgeous and a real gem. Bubba and Margie are fantastic hosts and very accommodating. When we asked for something, they were more than happy to provide it. They fixed us a special breakfast on our last morning as we wanted to leave before the normal breakfast time. We would, most definitely, stay there again!


Love, love, love Xanadu!

5 on August 28, 2016

Our 4th visit and was wonderful as always!


Xanadu made us smile - :-)

5 on August 17, 2016

My wife and I stayed two nights at Xanadu and loved every minute. We felt welcome and comfortable from the moment we stepped through the front door. Margie and Bubba went overboard to make certain our stay was enjoyable. The Fireplace room was perfect in every way; spotlessly clean, comfy bed and pillows, roomy, and with great views of the lake. Loved the French windows; we sat by the window each morning enjoying the morning air and pristine view of the lake. The house has the feel of a north woods cabin. We even took the boat out for some fishing. Highly recommended! Thanks, Margie and Bubba!!


Xanadu made us smile - :-)

5 on August 16, 2016

My wife and I stayed two nights at Xanadu and loved every minute. We felt welcome and comfortable from the moment we stepped through the front door. Margie and Bubba went overboard to make certain our stay was enjoyable. The Fireplace room was perfect in every way; spotlessly clean, comfy bed and pillows, roomy, and with great views of the lake. Loved the French windows; we sat by the window each morning enjoying the morning air and pristine view of the lake. The house has the feel of a north woods cabin. We even took the boat out for some fishing. Highly recommended! Thanks, Margie and Bubba!!


Our stay at Xanadu Island Bed & Breakfast and Resort

5 on August 10, 2016

Returning to Battle Lake, MN for the town's 125th Anniversary had us staying at Xanadu Island Bed & Breakfast. The facilities were great. My family enjoyed the grounds and lake taking in swimming and kayaking for the first time. "The big house" is a "must see". Great setting, historic and tranquil. The open window "AC" was a welcome breeze to an unusual 90° week. The beds very comforting. It was later, upon, reflection, that what made our Xanadu week very special was an unintended side effect...It's was the atmosphere. At each breakfast Bubba and Margie sat down & joined their breakfast time with us. This set the tenor for the rest of the week. Each guest opened up and we all shared our thoughts and historical perspective with the others. Our breakfast's were fantastic, very elegant!. Thanks to Bubba and Margie for making our week memorable. The Boline's


Great B&B

4.8 on August 02, 2016

We had an outstanding one night stay. Food was fantastic and the service was top notch!


Best B&B in Minnesota!

5 on July 27, 2016

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!


wonderful, peaceful getaway!

5 on July 15, 2016

We just stayed for 1 night, but had a lovely time.


Outstanding!

5 on July 13, 2016

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!


Amazing Stay

5 on July 13, 2016

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.


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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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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Island, Lakefront, Small town

Airport

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

Directions to property:

FROM MINNEAPOLIS Xanadu Island is about 2.5 hours driving time from the junction of 94 and 494 in Minneapolis (about 3 1/2 hours from the airport). Drive west on 94 until you are about 25 miles west of Alexandria, then turn (right) north on Highway 78 (Exit 77) . About 24 miles north you will come 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

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Policies

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: No minimum in B&B rooms/ 3 night minimum in Cottages
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Bubba & Margie Shivler

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Cat and dog are outside pets

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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Meals

Breakfast

Full

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