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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 bed and breakfast on the Lower Cape in Orleans, the heart of Cape Cod. After renovating and redecorating the Inn, 2013 was their first year as “Innkeepers” and they’ve loved it! Wonderful guests, great fun, and after her worry, Jo’s gourmet breakfasts alfresco were a great success.  Memories that will last forever.

Jo-Anne and Richard have been married for 33 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 a ten bedroom hotel and a nine bedroom bed and breakfast 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. Catering for private groups of up to 100 people taught Jo the importance of freshness and quality, attractive food presentation and managing costs.

Richard is a successful senior Business, Marketing, and Sales (BD) 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.

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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

The ultimate accolade! Excellent travel piece from Stella Meehan a journalist, broadcaster and writer from Galway.  It gives a great perspective on Boston and Massachusetts, but even more importantly, a great piece on The Parsonage Inn,  Take a look!!http://www.goldenegg.ie/2013/lifestyle/explore/london-calling/  April 2014

“Thank you for a delightful 2 days! You are truly in the right business for your personalities and talents! We will be back ASAP, Sincerely, Susan and Brian”.  August 2013