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Reviewed by Mike & Mona
"We love Derby! It is the perfect place to come for peace and rest. The weather was wonderful. We had dinner in the cafe in Leopold one night, the buffet at Ramsey's Tavern one night, and grilled out the last. For the first time we visited the Celtic Cross and the Pioneer Village (under constru..."
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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 Christy
"This is our 2nd time here and we brought some friends along this time. Love the Cottage! We went to Blue Spring Caverns and did the tour. We also did the dinner tour on the Star Ship in Louisville, KY. We visited the Huber Winery and did some taste testing. We went back to Louisville to see ..."
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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 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 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 Del
"Great times. Perfect Family Memories. Cabins are nice and clean. The area is very picture-esque. The stay will be memorable."
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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 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 Susan & Michael
"Beautiful space, we loved the solitude of the forest-most enjoyable kitchen. We had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! Thank you!"



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.