Hörnlihütte is a traditional Swiss mountain inn and located at the foot of the Matterhorn where it is the starting point for the ascent of the Matterhorn via the Hörnli and Zmutt ridge, or via the North face.
Hörnlihütte was the first accommodation facility offering seventeen beds, which was built at an altitude of 3260m in 1880. It was constructed under the supervision and on the initiative of the Swiss Alpine Club, Monte Rosa Section. In 1911 the civic community of Zermatt built the Matterhorn mountain hotel (Belvédère) in its immediate vicinity. Both lodges were rebuilt several times over the following decades to meet the increased demands and are currently able to accommodate 170 mountain climbers.