“No one would have imagined that a 4th of July BBQ conversation among next door neighbors – about dreams for retirement years and an opportunity on a charming local inn – would one year later result in an absolute dream come true.”
Dan and Kelley McNamara have lived all over the country over the past 30 years, but one thing never changed: summertime meant Cape Cod. Originally from northern New Jersey and now residing in San Antonio, Texas, the couple still remembers the Cape fondly as the place their love story began.
It is only fitting, then, that they recently took the plunge by purchasing the historic Commodore Inn on Cape Cod. Though much of their lives keeps them planted in San Antonio – along with their two kids, four dogs, and three cats – if you visit the Inn in the summertime, chances are you’ll see Dan and Kelley washing linens, stocking the kitchen, or welcoming guests.
Married for over 30 years, John and Barbara-Anne Foley have long been year-round residents of the Town of Harwich, planting roots here for their two sons as far back as 1987. Prior to taking the helm at The Commodore, John enjoyed a long career in the construction industry, which took him all over the Cape and Islands, while Barbara-Anne recently retired as the Director of the Council on Aging for the Town of Harwich. In addition, John has continued to serve as a Deacon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church just up the street from the Inn.
For as long as they can remember, the Foley’s dream had been to work together and share their love of Harwich and the Cape with the guests of The Commodore Inn. After mass each week, John and Barbara-Anne would take a walk to Earle Road Beach, and as they passed by the Inn they would say, “Wouldn’t it be awesome to run that inn someday.” Becoming the Innkeepers of The Commodore Inn is truly a dream come true, and their beautiful Golden Retriever, Faith, is very much enjoying her new life as a beach dog and mascot of the Inn.