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Reviewed by Nancy & Scott
"Scott and I enjoyed our stay. It was lovely staying here. We loved watching the six deer drinking from the Ohio River by the dock and playing by the shore last night @7:30 P. M. We hope to come back for a longer stay the next time."
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Reviewed by Gary & Gale
"Always have a great time at Ohio River Cabins. Our first time at "On the Rocks". Very unique cabin. Our new grandbaby and only grandbaby had a lovely time. A great place for a family get together. The view is fantastic! You feel like you are on a boat on the Ohio River, That is how close yo..."
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Reviewed by Jennifer
"We were looking for a weekend getaway and started looking at cabins on line. Came across this one and it is close to home. Loved the cabin! Our son came Friday night & stayed then Granny & Papaw picked him up Saturday. He loved it! He loved the hot tub and all the rooms and enjoyed reading th..."
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Reviewed by Betty
"Family wedding in Leopold! Had a great time-all of our family here-9 + 2 babies. Awesome view! Awesome camp fire & family fun-We'll be back!!!!"
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Reviewed by Terry Riley
"The Utopia is a peaceful haven and captivates you the minute you drive up the road and view it in the distance. The outside provides an authentic log cabin look and has a beautiful lawn, fabulous hot tub, and plenty of privacy. The interior welcomes you with an old timey feel and yet still has al..."
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Reviewed by Elizabeth
"The Shady Creek was beyond our expectations. We have searched and searched for a nice cabin and we have finally found it close to home. We are just 1 hour and 20 minutes from this great cabin. It is much nicer then the pictures on the web site! "
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Reviewed by Missy & Dwayne
"This trip fell on my 32nd birthday! My husband and I have had a great time relaxing, listening to "nothing" except nature. The cabin is perfect!! Looks small from the outside but the inside is just big enough! Built a fire last night, had some drinks, listened to the coyotes! Got in the hot tu..."
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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 Joe,Joyce,Dave, and Peggy
"Stayed in several Ohio River Cabins. They are all unique and have different views. We always eat at Marcy's in Leopold & walk to the church. This time we visited Tell City & ate in Hawesville, KY at the "Riverview". Peaceful & calm place that we all enjoy!"
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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..."


Call about our special 4 nights for $399

All cabins are fully decorated for your Christmas festivities

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

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.