Independent Living Houses

Independent Living Houses in Central PA

Cornwall Manor is a continuing care retirement community, located in Central Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), that offers individuals aged 60 and above the option of living independently in houses or apartments with a full scope of services and amenities available in addition to higher levels of care such as personal care and skilled nursing are available right on the campus, if your health needs change.

Cornwall Manor offers a variety of houses in independent living, each with their own unique features – no two residences are alike! Ranging from 1,240 to 2,425 square feet, our selection of houses include:

  • Two to three bedrooms
  • One-and-a-half to two bathrooms
  • One- or two-car garages
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Fully equipped kitchens with appliances
  • Utilities such as electric, heat and A/C, water, sewer and trash removal
  • Ample storage
  • Emergency medical alert system
  • Some homes include lofts, sunrooms, screened decks, gas fireplaces and basements



In addition to individual house features, you can take advantage of a variety of amenities included in our community to stay active and engaged, like:

  • Walking trails
  • Activities and trips
  • Historic greenhouses
  • Onsite chapel
  • Recreational and craft rooms
  • Dog park
  • Onsite organic farm
  • Woodshop and model railroad hobby room
  • Dining (no meal plan required!)
  • Wellness center featuring a therapeutic pool, spa and fitness center
  • Library
  • Theater
  • Freeman Community Center with onsite shopping and meeting space
  • Club Room featuring billiards tables, flat screen TV, card tables, etc.


Health Care at Cornwall Manor

Individuals in residential living have access to our onsite Visiting Physicians Office (VPO). Physicians from Lebanon Internal Medicine Associates (LIMA) and Wellspan Health are available to see residents at our VPO. Dr. Anne B. Hayes from Lebanon Internal Medicine Associates is Cornwall Manor’s Medical Director.

The VPO offers routine office exams, blood pressure screenings, immunizations, lab tests and is staffed by a campus nurse. Cornwall Manor also offers pharmacy services six-days-a-week by HersheyCare Pharmacy.

Additional services like home health care, therapy services, personal care and skilled nursing are also available on Cornwall Manor’s Buckingham Campus, if you need it. Many residents express that freedom from worry and having health care onsite is one of the many reasons they move to Cornwall Manor.


Buckingham Campus at Cornwall Manor

The Buckingham Campus at Cornwall Manor is the original 85-acre estate that belonged to descendants of the Coleman family, who owned and operated the Cornwall Iron Furnace.

Today, the Buckingham Campus offers an unmatched selection of independent living apartments and houses as well as resident amenities and health care. Our maintenance-free accommodations allow you to continue your active lifestyle while enjoying peace of mind and carefree living.


The Woods Campus at Cornwall Manor

Less than a mile from the Buckingham Campus, The Woods at Cornwall Manor spans 105-acres and features neighborhoods of independent living houses. The two campuses intersect via the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail. The Woods offers a variety of house styles and floor plans to suit your needs and tastes.

In addition to having the use of all of the Buckingham Campus amenities, residents of The Woods also have The Treehouse, which includes a fitness room, game area, kitchen and meeting space. Future plans include a Clubhouse at The Woods to expand amenities and services.


Cornwall Manor & Costs

Residents pay a one-time entrance fee to live in the apartment or house as long as they are living independently plus the assurance that higher levels of care are available when needed. Click here to read more about entrance fee plans available at Cornwall Manor.

A monthly service fee includes a wide range of services and amenities including utilities (except telephone, cable and internet), water, sewer, garbage collection, snow removal, lawn maintenance, interior and exterior maintenance, property taxes, property insurance, security, fitness center, swimming pool and much more. Housekeeping is available for house residents at the prevailing rate.

When comparing the monthly service fee to staying in your own home, residents find that the cost to live at Cornwall Manor is very comparable – without the worries or headache of home upkeep.


Is Transportation Available?

Yes, transportation is available for Cornwall Manor residents within a 15-mile radius of Cornwall Manor for medical appointments, shopping and various activities in the area. Transportation is also available for individualized services such as trips to airports, train stations, recreational trips and destinations.


Is Cornwall Manor Pet Friendly?

Cornwall Manor is a pet-friendly community, so you can bring your animal companions with you when you move to our senior living community. Cornwall Manor also features an onsite dog park that is a fenced area with benches for dogs to roam off their leashes.


Never Run Out of Things to See and Do

In addition to the activities and trips offered at Cornwall Manor, there are a multitude of opportunities available just outside the Cornwall Manor community. Situated near Lebanon, Hershey, Lancaster, Harrisburg and Reading, there an abundance of recreational, cultural and educational things to do. Click here to check out opportunities in the surrounding Lebanon Valley.


Additional Reasons to Consider Cornwall Manor

  • Quiet, peaceful wooded campus
  • 70+ years of experience
  • Non-profit organization with $30 million benevolent care fund
  • Single-site community; management onsite
  • Sound, stable financial status
  • Maintenance-free living
  • Dining available and no meal plan is required
  • Onsite organic farm
  • Transportation
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Full activities schedule including trips, concerts, lectures, book reviews and more
  • Pet-friendly; onsite dog park
  • Walking trails, outdoor fitness stations; Wellness Center with indoor pool and spa, fitness center
  • Safe and secure – campus security 24/7
  • Health care, therapy and pharmacy services onsite
  • 5-star rated Health Center from the Federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Voted Best Retirement Community and Personal Care and Best Nursing Home by the Lebanon Daily News since 2011!


Frequently Asked Questions

Beginning – or continuing your search for a senior living community can be a full-time job! Prospective residents should visit communities they are interested in, meet with staff and residents, ask questions, tour accommodations and sample the food. We know that you have questions, so we hope this helpful resource will assist you in the meantime, before we can answer your questions in person. You owe it to yourself to discover Cornwall Manor – Central Pennsylvania’s best kept secret in retirement living!


Contact Us Today!

Contact us today at 717-274-8092/800-222-2476, or by clicking here. We look forward to speaking with you and scheduling your visit!



Floorplans for Homes at Cornwall Manor

Gatehouse Lane

Located on the Buckingham Campus, Gatehouse Lane is a beautiful neighborhood of homes nestled in a wooded setting adjacent to the Cornwall Post Office and connects to the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail. Gatehouse Lane homes include two bedrooms, two full baths and oversized one-car garages. Some homes have lofts and basements and each home has an oversized one-car garage and front porch.

Discover Gatehouse Lane


2-bedroom & garage
Buckingham Campus Home

More than 60 homes span the 85-acre Buckingham Campus and each home has its own distinctive features – no two homes are alike! Buckingham Campus homes are tucked among trees and are steps away from numerous campus amenities and health care. A sample floor plans is provided below; many more floor plans are available.

Discover Buckingham Campus Home


2-bedroom & garage

The Conifer floor plan features 1,400 square feet. This home design has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, an open living room with cathedral ceiling, dining room, eat-in kitchen and one-car garage.

Discover Conifer



Virtual Tours:


The Willow floor plan features 1,600 square feet. This home design has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, an open living room with cathedral ceiling, dining room and eat-in kitchen. Willow house designs either have a one- or two-car garage.

Discover Willow


Willow Willow with Loft

Virtual Tours:


The Juniper floor plan features 1,650 square feet. This Woods home design has two bedrooms with optional den, two full bathrooms, an open concept floor plan featuring a great room, kitchen and dining room, patio and two-car garage. A Juniper model home is available to tour in The Woods.

Discover Juniper



The Evergreen floor plan features 1,800 square feet. This home design has 2 bedrooms, den (or third bedroom), 2 bathrooms, an open living room with cathedral ceiling, dining room, eat-in kitchen and two-car garage.

Discover Evergreen
The Magnolia features 1,850 square feet. This Woods home design has two bedrooms and a den, two full bathrooms, an open concept floor plan featuring a large eat-in kitchen with an island, living room, patio and two-car garage.
Discover Magnolia

Virtual Tours:


The Redwood features 2,050 square feet. This Woods home design has two bedrooms and a den, two full bathrooms, a large kitchen, dining room, great room, patio and two-car garage.

Discover Redwood