Located on the ridge looking over the Thredbo River above the ranger station, about halfway between Thredbo Valley and Charlotte's Pass.
The Stilwell Restaurant was built as the highest point on the Thredbo Valley to Charlottes Path chair lift in 1964-65.
The operation closed when a person came off the end of the chairlift dead from exposure. At the time, it was the longest chairlift in the world.
The hut was destroyed by the elements in 1970 and later abandoned.
A hut or shed nearby, albeit with a damaged roof, would make an excellent shelter hut, with minor restoration.