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About Us

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.

Over the winter (2014) they redecorated the lounge to give it a more contemporary feel, will add an arbor, “mood” lighting and additional flowers/shrubs to the patio.

Jo and Rich have been married for 31 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. It’s an exciting industry, difficult to leave, and Richard continues to provide adhoc consultancy to the industry.

Together they believe they provide the perfect blend necessary for a B&B and an atmosphere that welcomes guests back time and time again.

Just Some of Our Accolades

“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

“Thank you Jo-Anne and Richard.  We had a great time, your inn is lovely!  Enjoy the rest of your summer.” E & F. NY. July 2013

“Had a wonderful stay at “The Parsonage” You have a wonderful “Old House” – N. A., Concord, MA.

“It took us 30 years of coming to the Cape together to find this setting …. we shall be back” - M & D, New York, NY.

“Thanks again for yet another delightful stay – our 24th” – N & M, East Longmeadow, MA.

“We’re so glad that you had that last minute cancellation! Now we know where we’ll be staying on our many visits to Cape Cod” – A & S, White Plains, NY.

“We are so grateful for the warm welcome that we felt here, the most interesting discussions we had each evening with a good glass of wine” - S & A, Germany

“Delightful place, delightful hosts. We especially enjoyed the music, and look forward to next time” – D & D, Netherlands


You can also read about us in the following guide books:

Bed & Breakfast in New England – Bernice Chesler
Americas Favorite Inns, B & B’s, and Small Hotels – Sandra Soule
Cape Cod and the Islands. An Explorers’ Guide – Kimberly Grant
The Complete Guide to Bed & Breakfasts, Inns and Guesthouses – Pamela Lanier
The Birder’s Guide to Bed & Breakfasts – Peggy van Hulsteyn