Built in the 1880s, this place is valued as the homestead of Pierre and Françoise Morens, who were cattle ranchers and orchardists originally from the Savoie region France. The building also is significant for its role as a road house on the Cariboo Wagon Road, and later as home to the station master for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and as a bunkhouse for labourers.
The property features remnants of the original orchards and vineyard.
Until recently, the house operated as Hilltop Gardens, and provided accommodation to fishermen during the steelhead fishing season. The house was destroyed by fire April 2018. The graveyard located nearby features the graves of Pierre and Françoise Morens, as well as other family members.