The Halfway Roadhouse was a substantial log building with accommodation for 30 people. Typical of other roadhouses along the Ridge Road, Halfway House had a bar and a restaurant, offering good food and liquor, and was a stopping place for the stage running between Dawson City and Dominion Creek. The owner of the roadhouse, William K. Irwin, also ran a freighting business.
Emile Mohr's Roadhouse, across the road from the halfway, had two stables. Mohr's was part of an extensive business that included retail stores in Dawson City, Sulphur City, and Bonanza or Grand Forks townsite on Bonanza Creek.