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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 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 Wanda
"My husband's family all met for first time in a long time that they were all together.(about 10 years) They fished and had a good time. Enjoyed their jet skis and their boat! One brother came from Tennessee and another from Northern Indiana. The Cottage was real clean & well kept. We will co..."
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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 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 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..."
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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 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 Joe & Sherry
"The name Utopia makes you think of a place of wonder, beauty, peace and tranquility with no problems whatsoever, the unattainable paradise. This cabin come about as close to that as I think possible. It is that one place I would imagine if someone asked me to close may eyes and focus on a peace..."
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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!!"


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.