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About Us – Jo-Anne and Richard

DSC_0244 (2)Jo-Anne and Richard Hoad welcome you to The Parsonage Inn, a cozy, romantic and completely renovated bed and breakfast on the Lower Cape in Orleans, the heart of Cape Cod. Now into their fourth year, have loved the experience, have met so many wonderful guests and have memories to last forever.

Jo-Anne and Richard have been married for 34 years, have five children, have worked and lived in United Kingdom, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Maryland US and now in Cape Cod.
Jo-Anne comes from a family deeply involved in the hospitality industry. Her parents owned Inn’s in the UK for almost twenty years. Her brother currently owns a successful bistro restaurant in the sailing center of Lymington in southern England. Both Jo-Anne and Richard have experienced first-hand the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of owning and operating a bed and breakfast.

Jo-Anne has successfully brought up a family of five children, managing and balancing the challenges of a busy home life. She is an accomplished home taught cook, uses only fresh, local and wherever possible organic ingredients. Working with two colleagues in Maryland, they established “Rich Pickings” an organic inspired catering partnership that provided personalized event catering. Richard is a successful Business and Marketing Director, focused in the airlines and airports managed services sector. He is a graduate of The Chartered Institute of Marketing and is an experienced aviation business professional who has run businesses, sales, and marketing organizations in the US and Europe.

Parsonage Inn, in the press

  • May 2016.  We’re in with the Inn crowd.  Spring 2016 edition of Edible CapeCod features The Parsonage Inn.
  • April 2016. Small business success story, investing your 401k into your own business
  • April 2014.  Excellent travel piece from Stella Meehan a journalist, broadcaster and writer from Galway Ireland.  It gives a great perspective on Boston and Massachusetts, and of  course The Parsonage Inn.

Recent newsletters

Some of Our Accolades

“A beautiful and relaxing getaway.” Agatha and Henry, CT, November 2015

“Wonderful hospitality and the best breakfasts” Jenny and Stuart, Perth, Scotland, October 2015

“The perfect place to spend our 10th Wedding Anniversary. Perfection in every way.” Donna and David, MA, June 2015

“Tranquil and chic!”, Carol and Greg, Harrisburg, PA, April 2014

 


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