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Reviewed by The Riders
"One again we had a wonderful relaxing vacation! This was our first time staying in "Rock Ridge Lodge". The cabin was great even with the "lean". The children had a grand time exploring all 3 levels. The colored lights in the hot tub and the view of the Ohio River were amazing. We look forwa..."
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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 Jerome
"My husband is capt. on a barge here on the Ohio River. We rode our Harley Davidson here and had a wonderful time. We will recommend to others!"
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Reviewed by Stellers
"Another lovely time at Ohio River Cabins. Our first visit to "On the Rocks". We've enjoyed the Cottage and Utopia before, but this time we brought more family members. Watching the Ohio River is just instant relaxation. Loved exploring this cabin with it's unique handmade fixtures. It feels ..."
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Reviewed by Bonnie Lohrman
"We have been returning customers to ORC and each time we are greeted by friendly staff and love the cabin options. Our first stay was in the hideaway and we thoroughly enjoyed that one. However, we fell in love with The Cottage and will only reserve that one now. Because of it's location it ma..."
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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 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 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 Teresa
"This has been a great place to start the summer! The weather has been perfect! Want to say thanks for the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful cabin. It has been a very relaxing week. I brought my 12 year old dog and she loved laying outside listening & smelling the river. The hot tub seals th..."
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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!"


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.

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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.