User rating
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."
User rating
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..."
User rating
Reviewed by Elizabeth
"The Shady Creek was beyond our expectations. We have searched and searched for a nice cabin and we have finally found it close to home. We are just 1 hour and 20 minutes from this great cabin. It is much nicer then the pictures on the web site! "
User rating
Reviewed by Missy & Dwayne
"This trip fell on my 32nd birthday! My husband and I have had a great time relaxing, listening to "nothing" except nature. The cabin is perfect!! Looks small from the outside but the inside is just big enough! Built a fire last night, had some drinks, listened to the coyotes! Got in the hot tu..."
User rating
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..."
User rating
Reviewed by Tina
"Just one day but it was a very good day so far. Coming from Michigan City a far Northern city all the way down to Southern IndAina. It was worth it. So relaxing to sit in the hot tub & watch the Ohio River. Beautiful scenery! JUST LOVED IT!!!!!!!"
User rating
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!!"
User rating
Reviewed by Jennifer
"We were looking for a weekend getaway and started looking at cabins on line. Came across this one and it is close to home. Loved the cabin! Our son came Friday night & stayed then Granny & Papaw picked him up Saturday. He loved it! He loved the hot tub and all the rooms and enjoyed reading th..."
User rating
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!"
User rating
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!!!!"



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.