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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 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!!!!!!!"
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Reviewed by Bonita
"The cabin is smaller than we expected but it is nice & clean. Our boys have enjoyed the loft & the fishing off the dock. We have caught a few fish. It's amazing to watch the barges going up & down the river. It's been nice to re-connect with nature and each other! We hope to come again in 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!"
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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 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 Kassi & Sean
"Spur of the moment decision to rent a cabin for the night. Me, my awesome fiance and my 2 year old. Coming in and setting up, starting a fire so relaxing, cooking up a pizza. And OH my God the hot the snow. The best thing ever! This place is so nice and like 20 minutes away. We wi..."
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Reviewed by Beth
"Yes, Chistmas,it is certainly early this year, we gave each other the gift of quality time for Christmas this year. When December rolls around, we'll have many wonderful memories of playing games,pitching bean bags, eating all our favorite foods, and being together away from the daily demands tha..."
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Reviewed by Heather Darter
"Our stay at the cabin was wonderful. We loved the privacy of the cabin and the hot tub was so relaxing. The access to the water was great. I love the kitchen; it was so pretty and convenient. We didn't want to leave and return to our busy schedule and our demanding lives as parents. It was a grea..."
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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..."



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.