The simple hut with 50 beds (duvets) is located at 1,620 meters on the western side of the Vanil Noir, high above Gruyeres.
The hike from the Urbach Valley (a side valley of the Hasli Valley) takes 4 to 5 hours. Off the beaten track, with a view of the glaciers and glacier forefields... well-known because of Switzerland Tourism's "Steinträger" (Video).
The hut, located at 2,276 meters, is the starting point for hiking tours to the source of the Rhine River or the Rheinwaldhorn.
The house has preserved its simple, authentic character. It serves as a mountain restaurant in the summer season and is mainly a rest stop for hikers and visitors who like to relax and fish in the crystal clear mountain brooks.