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14235 Edwinola Way, Dade City FL 33523
(352) 567-6500

The History of the Edwinola

“The highest honor is to care for the ones who cared for us.”

Edwinola is more than a century old. It was initially built as a hotel back in 1912. The unique name was driven from the name of the original owners, namely, Edwin and Lola. It was actually opened to replace the Dade city hotel that had caught fire and closed down in 1907. This place served as a private residence, then a restaurant, and then finally a retirement community, and has been so, ever since.

The Edwinola has been around for a long time. It has seen the days of glory and darkness, likewise. Most people only know its history as a restaurant and a hotel, but it has also served as a boarding house and a university, let alone that, it shall always be a historical landmark.

Known as a Dade City, FL historical landmark, this original three-story building is a magnificent piece of Southern architecture. After World War II, the Edwinola had to face severe competition from competitors’ hotels in the area.

After losing out as a hotel, it became a residence for the Gasque family till the late 1960s. This place was purchased by Marlene, and Robert Sumner in 1975 who got the premises renovated, and Edwinola became a fine dining place. However, in the 1980s, the building was turned into a retirement home and stood as an eight-story building. This retirement center has been home to the elderly living alone, and also serves as a memory care facility.

The current assisted living community includes independent and assisted living apartments, as well as a new memory care wing. This community has gone through various renovations to keep it up to date with contemporary living styles. Most recently celebrating it’s grand re-opening in January of 2019. At present, the building can accommodate up to 160 residents all at once.

If you have any questions about this wonderful community or would like to request more information, don’t hesitate to reach out! You can contact us by calling (352) 567-6500 or filling out our online form

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Current Tour Policy

Due to COVID-19, we are currently not offering In-Person tours. If you would like to see our community, we invite you to view our virtual tour for the time being. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or to request more information!

Life at Edwinola

Types of Care

Types of Care

The Edwinola offers seniors a vibrant lifestyle, contemporary living arrangements, and an impressive menu of care options
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Amenities

Amenities

The Edwinola is beautiful the three-story building with Doric columns, wrap-around porches and a Mansard roof. From the moment you arrive at The Edwinola, you’ll experience the freedom to live the life you’ve earned.
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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our team is always happy to help our residents to make sure their life at Edwinola is wonderful and peaceful.
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