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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 Jeff & Tina
"We came up here with plans of fishing, boating and hiking. Never made it to do any of these things. We ended up being so wraped up in the beauty of the cabin, we didn't care to leave it. To sit and listen to the birds while drinking coffee in the morning with the one I love was completely heav..."
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Reviewed by Tim & Staci
"We had a great time! Both of us wish we could have stayed longer. This was the perfect place for him to ask me to marry him. The ring is gorgeous!! I'm so happy! This place was perfectly secluded to spend time together and with no worries. No deer but there is always next time!"
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Reviewed by Susan
"Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. We especially enjoyed seeing the white squirrel and watching 8 wild turkeys meander through the front yard. We spent a big part of the weekend on your beautiful gazebo. We enjoyed lots of laughs and made good memories."
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Reviewed by Barb & Joe
"Such a peaceful area!! A wonderful place, especially to meet our son's future in-laws. The whole clan was here or down the road in 4 other cabins-a big group....Room to play yard games and talk-eat & get to know one another."
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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 Penny Berry
"This was our first visit to Ohio River cabins but it wont be our last. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the cabin immensely. It was quiet and peaceful. Although the cabin is not on the river, we saw the most incredible moon ove the river when we arrived in Derby. The hot tub was wonderful. The..."
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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 Cousins
"We five cousins/siblings & spouses have surely enjoyed this leisure & respite together. Beautiful weather let us be outside some. At one point we saw two barges we'd seen at the Cannelton Locks "coming" & two barges going! Add to that the moon on the calm 'Ole Man River' plus the katydids croo..."
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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!"



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.