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Reviewed by Amanda
"Talk about an amazing setting!! Not only was the actual cabin beautiful, so was the little town it is nestled in. This particular cabin is so peaceful and quiet yet only a couple minutes from anything you might need. My husband and I rode our motorcycle down to Derby and let me say we had a bl..."
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Reviewed by Teresa
"This has been a great place to start the summer! The weather has been perfect! Want to say thanks for the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful cabin. It has been a very relaxing week. I brought my 12 year old dog and she loved laying outside listening & smelling the river. The hot tub seals th..."
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Reviewed by Pat
"This is our 2nd stay at Ohio River Cabins. Our 1st anniversary at the "Cottage". All that you could want is here at the Cottage. We all need to relax! That is exactly what we did. Planning on coming back next year. Thank you for everything. Housekeeping is excellent!!"
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Reviewed by Brad and Amanda
"My husband and I went to Derby with some family. We had been there before and loved it so much that we wanted to share it. We previously stayed at Shady Creek and loved it. It worked out perfect because when I went to make our reservations I waited a little too late and Shady Creek was taken, ..."
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Reviewed by Paul S
"This was our 6th time to ORC! Enjoyed a fire by the riverside on Saturday Night. Great views wherever you go. Thanks for a wonderful weekend and hope all who visit are as blessed as we are."
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Reviewed by Christy
"This is our 2nd time here and we brought some friends along this time. Love the Cottage! We went to Blue Spring Caverns and did the tour. We also did the dinner tour on the Star Ship in Louisville, KY. We visited the Huber Winery and did some taste testing. We went back to Louisville to see ..."
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Reviewed by Jeff & Tina
"We came up here with plans of fishing, boating and hiking. Never made it to do any of these things. We ended up being so wraped up in the beauty of the cabin, we didn't care to leave it. To sit and listen to the birds while drinking coffee in the morning with the one I love was completely heav..."
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Reviewed by Betty
"What a beautiful morning! Sitting on the back deck overlooking the Ohio River. The only thing we hear are birds, waves & cows mooing on the other side of the Ohio River. The sun is shining like diamonds on the water & the most beaufitul deep blue & yellow butterflies are everywhere. As the da..."
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Reviewed by Bonita
"The cabin is smaller than we expected but it is nice & clean. Our boys have enjoyed the loft & the fishing off the dock. We have caught a few fish. It's amazing to watch the barges going up & down the river. It's been nice to re-connect with nature and each other! We hope to come again in th..."
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Reviewed by Stellers
"Another lovely time at Ohio River Cabins. Our first visit to "On the Rocks". We've enjoyed the Cottage and Utopia before, but this time we brought more family members. Watching the Ohio River is just instant relaxation. Loved exploring this cabin with it's unique handmade fixtures. It feels ..."



Call about our special 4 nights for $399

Relax on the deck by the river and watch barges pass by

Create memories with your family that will last a life time

Winter is a beautiful time at the cabins

10 minutes from Eagles' Wings Ziplines

10 minutes from horseback riding in Hoosier National Forest

We have 12 hiking trails in the Hoosier National Forest within 20 minutes

20 minutes from Marengo Cave and Indiana Caverns



Ohio River Cabins
Welcome to beautiful Derby, Indiana - The home of Ohio River Cabins!

We invite you to come experience Indiana's Deep South in Beautiful Perry County. Experience life in Southern Indiana on the banks of the Ohio River. The Sunrise is magnificent and the full moon is spectacular. Watch the haze disappear from the Kentucky hills across the river as the morning stillness of the water embraces the new day. You may be lucky enough to see the Delta, Mississippi or American Queen as they cruise by your cabin.

Sports Afield Magazine

Sports Afield
Derby, Indiana

Winner for Indiana 2 years in a row...
"There's one in every state. A low-key town where genuine outdoorsmen go to immerse themselves in serious sporting pursuits. Where the prices are low, the people are friendly, and the quality of the experience is unmatched."

Midwest Living Magazine

Midwest Living

"People have no idea how beautiful it is down here," says Gary Johnson, who's never regretted trading the city for the country. "This whole river region is just being rediscovered."


Travel Holiday Magazine

Travel Holiday

For many years dreamers have been searching for, and finding, paradise in an unexpected place: Southern Indiana. The 320 mile-long Ohio River Scenic Route has been declared a National Scenic Byway, a title bestowed on only a few other roads, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Natchez Trace and the Pacific Highway.

Extra! Newspaper Article


Newspaper section from The Indianapolis Star

Quiet, restful and largely unknown, the three recently renovated dollhouse-like Ohio River Cabins in tiny Derby, IN, are a perfect place to pull up a rocking chair, park your feet on a porch railing and be mesmerized by the slow parade of river traffic.

A message to all of our visitors and supporters...

We hope you have a great experience on the river's edge! Many thanks go out to those who gave us credit in their printed material with a true appreciation of what nature has to offer in our southern Indiana region.