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Reviewed by Tim, Jana & Molly Mahannah
"We came here while the kids had spring break and stayed thursday - sunday...We fell in love the cabin right away and wanted to just move it! It is nestled away and we loved that. Spent time at the cabin and also in Tell City, which we loved. Tell City has a wonderful restaurant called "Capers"..."
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Reviewed by Snyders
"This is our ninth year. This our second Home! We love watching the barges, going up & down the Ohio River. This is where we come to get away from day to day life!"
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Reviewed by Dean & Elaine
"My husband & I came to recharge our batteries. The peaceful setting and spectacular views have refreshed our souls. We're very grateful for this opportunity!"
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Reviewed by Wayne
"We sure had a good time here at the Merrymaker over Christmas. It was a great place for friends and family to come visit. We hope to come back and experience different seasons. As you probably don't know, I grew up here in Derby. It's been a long time since I spent Christmas in Derby; really ..."
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Reviewed by Monte & Doris Fisher
"We Loved this cabin! We celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary here. So beautiful and peaceful. We plan on going back often to get away from "it all". If we could go anywhere, this would be the place! And the hot tub was wonderful!"
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Reviewed by Reed & Missy
"This entry is going to be short & sweet...just like our stay. Loved the Merrymaker. Loved the sights & sounds of the river! Loved the hot tub! Loved the campfires! Loved the sunrises! Loved the scenic drives! We will definitely come back! Thank you for your wonderful Southern Indiana hospitality!"
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Reviewed by Tim & Staci
"We had a great time! Both of us wish we could have stayed longer. This was the perfect place for him to ask me to marry him. The ring is gorgeous!! I'm so happy! This place was perfectly secluded to spend time together and with no worries. No deer but there is always next time!"
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Reviewed by Austin
"What a wonderful vacation! My husband and I and our two friends and their daughter had so much fun. We went early October 2010 and were lucky enough to see the leaves changing. The cabin was better than expected and everything was so neat and tidy. We all went to the store (quite a few miles ..."
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Reviewed by Susan & Michael
"Beautiful space, we loved the solitude of the forest-most enjoyable kitchen. We had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! Thank you!"
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Reviewed by Del
"Great times. Perfect Family Memories. Cabins are nice and clean. The area is very picture-esque. The stay will be memorable."


Enjoy the beautiful views of fall colors from all cabins

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.