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Xanadu Island Bed & Breakfast and Resort

Battle Lake, MN 56515 USA (Show map)
123 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
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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Take the time to stay

5 on August 21, 2014

Our first experience with a Bed & Breakfast. Wonderful experience. We will definitely stay again.

Not sure another B & B can beat Xanadu!

5 on August 21, 2014

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

the perfect getaway

4.8 on August 20, 2014

Absolutely just a beautiful place to stay

Everything was great - except...

4.6 on August 18, 2014

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!

A great place to kick back and relax

4.6 on August 17, 2014

The owners, Margie and Bubba were wonderful and the breakfast's are delicious. It's a peaceful location, loved hearing the loons in the early morning.

Love this Place

4.8 on August 16, 2014

Peaceful, serene, hospitable, kind, tons to do, excellent food, gracious hosts... Cannot wait to go back.

The truth of Xanadu Island

5 on August 10, 2014

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.


5 on August 03, 2014

This is a gem. A must stay if you are in the area. The rooms are large & very comfortable. The breakfast was great as well.

.the most romantic and relaxing place on earth

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.

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!!

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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

Cottage, Other, Bed and Breakfast

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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  • 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)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase