Located at 2,032 meters at the foot of Gross Windgällen, the hut can be reached on a well-constructed mountain trail in two and a half hours from the mountain station of the Golzern cable car in Canton Uri's Maderaner Valley.
The simple block house is located in the midst of the pristine wilderness of the Cluozza Valley, the first valley of the National Park. Located at 1,882 meters, the refuge was built as early as 1910.
The only hut with a warden in the Calanca Valley is situated at 2,078 meters, near the Buffalora Pass, the passage to the Misox. It offers a spectacular view.