On Hwy 101 north of Leggett is one of the most beloved roadside stops along the Redwood Highway. Across from Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area, the ‘Peg House’ features a gourmet deli, espresso bar, gift shop, general store complete with picnic and camping supplies, an outdoor organic grill and a gas station. Owners Diana and Gary Ballard-Doll have it all—right in the middle of nowhere and on the way to everywhere.
Diana’s award-winning jams, jellies, salad dressings, candies, brownies and cookies make a simple coffee break an event. Try the ‘Mendo Mookie’—a cross between an oatmeal muffin and a cookie. The Peg House has some of the coolest gifts on the road. More collector items than tourist fodder, it features unique postcards, books, signs, locally-made designer jewelry and other classy gifts and gear. Open from 7:30 a.m. ‘til sunset, hours varying with the seasons.