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Reviewed by Derby Clan
"The entire family enjoyed the relaxing scenic get-away on the Ohio River in Derby, IN. We stayed almost a week and even had the opportunity to take a friend snipe hunting. He is now an initiated member of this clan. Ha Ha The place was a wonderful start for a new family tradition."
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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 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 Melanie & Bob
"This weekend was one of the most relaxing I've experienced in a long time. My husband and I actually got to enjoy each others company without the drama that always goes on at home. The cabin is beautiful and the scenery breathtaking. We hope to be back soon."
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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 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 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 Kassi & Sean
"Spur of the moment decision to rent a cabin for the night. Me, my awesome fiance and my 2 year old. Coming in and setting up, starting a fire so relaxing, cooking up a pizza. And OH my God the hot the snow. The best thing ever! This place is so nice and like 20 minutes away. We wi..."
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Reviewed by Rick & Karen
"Such a peaceful place to stay. Went to Holiday World while we were here. It was fun!!! The cabin must be new!! Had great family time!!!!"
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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..."



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.