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In the summer of 2011, I was asked to assist with transportation for a CIT trip to the Songo River Queen.

During the cruise, the captain pointed out various points of interest along the way.  As we traveled down the eastern shore of Long Lake we arrived at the area known as Arrowhead Point.  The captain noted that at one point Arrowhead Point comprised about 100 acres and was the largest parcel of land on Long Lake owned by a single family. 

He went on to describe how Arrowhead Lodge was originally built in Rangeley, Maine nearly 3 hours away.  He explained how it was disassembled, each board numbered, brought to Naples and reassembled. In the 50's the area became Arrowhead Lodge and cottages. He said that over the years smaller parcels were sold off.  He ended his talk by saying that the family that first owned the nearly 100 acre Arrowhead Point parcel was the Hinds family.

After some research we discovered that Arrowhead Lodge was owned by William Hinds' aunt and uncle, Grace and Albert Hinds.  Albert was also the author of the book "History and Genealogy of the Hinds Family".

Ken from the Songo River Queen sent us a copy of  "Her Story or Meanderings on Home at Arrowhead" which was written in 2006 and a copy of the Arrowhead Lodge brochure from the 50's.

Albert H. Hinds 
Priscilla Grace Libby 

Brochure of Arrowhead Lodge and Cottages
This copy was extensively enhansed as the photocopy
we received was not in great condition

(Courtesy Songo River Queen)

Between 2006 and 2011 the section of Arrowhead Point containing Arrowhead Lodge was up for sale and valued between $1.3 and $1.75 million dollars.  The sales info description is below:

This wonderful lakefront estate includes 2.4+ acres with 455+ feet of water frontage on Long Lake. The residence, circa 1910, has been updated to include modern conveniences while carefully preserving the charm and character. The home features a large covered porch with beautiful westerly views of the lake, a gathering room with massive stone fireplace, a dining room with fireplace, a spacious kitchen with marble countertops and walk-in pantry, a master suite with a fireplace, a guest suite with private bath, two additional bedrooms with access to an enclosed sun porch overlooking the lake. The extensive and mature landscaping features granite steps to several stone terraces, perennial gardens, a man-made stream with waterfall, stone crafted walls, a lakeside gazebo and dock with protected boat anchorage area.  Below are current day photos of Arrowhead Lodge and the surrounding grounds.


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Created: July 30, 2011
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