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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 John & Ardy Lefler
"Utopia - the perfect spelling for a perfeclty serene and peaceful location above the majestic Ohio River. We spent our 44th Anniversary there in Sept. 2010 and we will be back. Many thanks to the hosts and their proficient helpers. The cabin is cozy and very clean and contains practically ever..."
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Reviewed by Mark & Leigh Ann
"We always love coming back to Derby! It is so relaxing to watch the river go by. Love to see the tug boats. We also love driving the scenic roads!"
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Reviewed by Cousins
"Thank you so much for a lovely home to get away. The 4 children enjoyed hiking,canoeing,fishing, and rolling down the hill out front. We have decided that we would like to come back here for a longer stay."
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Reviewed by Deb
"I've stayed in a lot of inns and B & B's-this cabin was one of the best. Online description doesn't do it justice. My Mom & I came down to visit friends in the area. I'm mad we spent so much time with them instead of @ the cabins! Staff are great too-took care of the only question I had witho..."
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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 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 Betty
"5-16-10 We found this place on the internet looking for a place in Indiana, we hadn't been to Indiana much. We enjoyed our stay. The cabin seemed small for a family of 5 but we soon found it to be plenty of room. When it finally stopped raining, we check out the yard and the park down the road...."
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Reviewed by Ann
"First annual Winchester family trip. We had 28 of 42 family members here. Had a wonderful time. God Blessed us with nice Weather, Fun, and Fellowship. Great place for large families. Hope to come back annually."
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Reviewed by BW:RN
"Enjoyed the cabin VERY much! The folks around here were friendly. Canoeing was a great deal of fun! Apparently there are 3 deer that visit regularly. They show up around dusk and are unafraid of cars and trucks. The turkeys on the other hand run at the sound of a camera shutter. Thanks for s..."



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.