“Charming and unpretentious – Out in the Styx is a homely guesthouse, with the supremely magical Sanctuary Mountain in its backyard”
Our most successful of these is our ventures to Out in the Styx.
Our customers have been very clear why this is their preferred destination.
1) The road riding from the Styx is amazing. Super quiet roads are available in all 4 directions from the Styx. We can choose to ride big hills, rolling terrain or a flatter route. We can do this safely whilst enjoying the stunning Waikato countryside.
2) If we want to ride MTB’s we can pop down to the Waikato River trails which are only a few km’s front the Styx. If we want something even more stunning than that, the Styx is very close to the Timber Trail which has to be one of the premier cycling trails in NZ.
3) But perhaps the reason our customers keep wanting to return to the Styx is that the Food is soooo amazing. Every meal is a surprising treat that will blow you away. This coupled with the wonderful relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful surroundings including the native bird sanctuary which is almost a stone’s throw away, means no one can be disappointed with this venue.
We will continue to return there time and time again!
The Styx is a short distance from Maungatautari Mountain Scenic Reserve and that’s worth at least two days of exploring, a wonderful conservation project that is reviving the native forest. Excellent advice from Lance on how to walk Maungatautari Mountain and a drop off can be arranged. This is a great place for recharging the batteries. Not to be missed.
We were there to go hiking in the Maungatautari Reserve, but that was difficult after eating all that lovely food!
I can highly recommend both the Out In the Styx Café and accommodation.
Such a lovely, homely atmosphere…. Friendly personable staff…. Warm log fire…. Just right for a chilly winter’s night escape from my own kitchen!
The food was wholesome, healthy and mm mmmmm … scrumptious!
We live “out in the sticks” ourselves and so there aren’t any decent eateries nearby, so every now and again we make an extra effort and travel to a good eatery. And now we discover this one only 20 minutes away from home!!!
It’s ideal for big groups, or just couples…. and the food that comes out of their kitchen is presented banquet style. Each course laid out for you to help yourself…. it’s like a home away from home.
About the only negative thing I could say about the food is there’s too much of it!!! Ha ha ha…
If you are looking for somewhere with a beautiful outlook and great hosts, plus quality food, then this is it. However, you must book. They only fire up the stove if there are enough people booked in.