You can drive to this seasonal “island” getaway on five acres almost completely surrounded by Elbow Lake and dominated by the historic summer home of a 1920s millionaire. Guests can stay at the lodge, which is rich in character, or rent one of the small cottages once used by the summer staff. Either way, it’s a peaceful retreat not far from Battle Lake. 35484 235th St., Battle Lake; 1-800-396-9043; xanadu.cc