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Xanadu Island Bed & Breakfast and Resort

35484 235th Street , Battle Lake, MN 56515 USA (Show map)
128 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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Peaceful, relaxing Xanadu

5 on September 10, 2014

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.

Unique B&B

4.8 on August 29, 2014

We had a lovely time. Breakfasts were tasty and filling. The scenery was inspiring.

Our favorite B&B

5 on August 29, 2014

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!

Birthday Celebration at Xanadu!

5 on August 28, 2014

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!

Xanadu is magical!

5 on August 25, 2014

As one enters the property the lane narrows to as if to squeeze out any weights of the office or home. Relaxation personified!

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.

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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, Bed and Breakfast, Other

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: Limited 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

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

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

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