The Damper Inn was so named as it was "damper in than out".

Despite this slur, it remained a very popular stopping point on the track from Maydena to Port Davey or to Mt Anne. In it's day, it was famous.

The ruins of the hut lie beside Mt Mueller, now overgrown from lack of use, as the new road to Lake Pedder and Scotts Peak, allowed bushwalkers to more closely access the South West.