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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 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 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 Joe,Joyce,Dave, and Peggy
"Stayed in several Ohio River Cabins. They are all unique and have different views. We always eat at Marcy's in Leopold & walk to the church. This time we visited Tell City & ate in Hawesville, KY at the "Riverview". Peaceful & calm place that we all enjoy!"
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Reviewed by Sally
"We came here by accident another B & B made a reservation error. We see it as a gentle correction in our course, leading us to a far more restful & scenic location. As we arrive late Thursday evening, my teenage daughter squeeled with delight at all the unique characteristics of our quarters. Fr..."
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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 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 Tom and Janet
"My wife and I rode our motorcycle down to Derby. This was the perfect cabin for us because it was on the main road and had a great driveway for parking. We sat out on the back deck late at night and watched the barges go by, we saw mommy and daddy geese with their fuzzy little babies and just l..."
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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!!"
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Reviewed by Randy
"Six friends were here. We soaked up the sunshine, the beauty and the peacefulness it brought our souls. We talked, laughed, played games and renewed the best of ourselves. While we did'nt solve the world's problems, we did leave the cabin more "picture-esque." Discover for yourself! LOOK UP I..."


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.