Ohio River Cabins

Gary & Diane Johnson
13445 State Road 66
Derby, Indiana 47525
Phone: 1-812-836-2289
Fax: 1-812-836-4207
Website: http://www.ohiorivercabins.com
E-mail: [email protected]

Come visit Derby, "Indiana's best kept secret", located in the Ohio River Highlands, where the rolling hills run to the river.

Enjoy the sunrise over the Ohio, watch the haze disappear from the Kentucky hills across the river, see the early morning stillness of the water come alive with the awakening of the day. See a variety of river commerce, river barges, bass fishermen plugging the shallows, cruisers and pleasure boats passing by, or you may be lucky enough to see the Delta, Mississippi or American Queen. Relax in the afternoon shade as the sun sets over the high ridge behind the cabins.

These cabins, located on the river's edge, are completely modern with fully equipped kitchens, gas heat and A/C. We invite you to come and experience the Ohio River in beautiful Perry County.


"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." Derby, Indiana and Ohio River Cabins was the Indiana selection for both 1999 and 2000.



Sleeps 6. A romantic get-a-way. Log construction with loft. Great for two couples, or a family of five. One double bed, one single, and two double hide-a beds.

The Cottage
Sleeps 6. Decorated for that special occasion. One double bed, two singles, with a double and a single hide-a-bed.


Sleeps 9, but cozy enough for 2. Bring the family. Two double beds and four singles, a double hide-a-bed and an indoor fireplace.


Sleeps 8. This unique cabin is two story, with four bedrooms and two baths. The large deck leads to a gazebo, then to the dock.


Sleeps 6. Quaint little bungalow exquisitely decorated. Two double beds, and a double hideabed.

Email us at [email protected] or visit our web site at http://www.ohiorivercabins.com


The river offers excellent crappie fishing spring and fall. Bass fishing is excellent with competitive tournaments almost weekly and the catfishing is always good. You may also fish the Rainbow Pay Lake to catch Stripers, Bluegill and even rainbow trout.


The 114 mile Cannelton pool of the Ohio offers endless opportunities for boating, with river marinas at Leavenworth and Rocky Point -- just 25 miles in each direction from the cabins. The boater will experience some of the most spectacular scenery in mid-America. You may also explore seemingly endless miles of navigable embayments on Oil Creek, Poison Creek, the Little Blue River and other tributaries. Water skiing conditions are generally unsurpassed: you can always find smooth water, even on a windy day.

Outdoor Activities

Swimming and water sports are enjoyed off the dock (in season), or public beaches are also avaiable at German Ridge and Tipsaw Lake in the Hoosier National Forest. The National Forest also offers endless miles of hiking and mountain bike trails. You may also bicycle endless miles of country blacktop roads. Enjoy 25 mile rides on the flats of the river bottom or venture into the highlands near Buzzards Roost or German Ridge.

Cabin Rates

Rates begin at $75.00 per night, double occupancy. Call for current prices. Weekly rates, and special winter rates are available. Visa and MasterCard accepted. Reservations are recommended. 50% deposit required.

Area Restaurants and Attractions

Ramsey Tavern Restaurant 1/4 Mile
Rono's Landing, Magnet 6 miles
Good Time Charlies, Leopold 10 miles
Overlook, Leavenworth 25 miles
Capers, Tell City 17 miles
Riverview, Hawsville, KY 21 miles
Patio Steakhouse, Tell City 17 miles
Holiday World Amusement Park 40 min
Horse Racing 60 min.
Riverboat Gambling 60 min.
Rainbow Pay Lake (Trout & Stripers) 2 min.
Hoosier National Forest 2 min.
Caves, Marengo-Wyandotte 45 min.
Antiques (Huntingburgh, Gentryville,
Cannelton, or explore KY)

20-60 min

Cannelton Locks & Dam 20 min.
Paoli Peaks, skiing 60 min.
Golf (Sultan's Run, Christmas Lake Country Club, Summit, French Lick, Jasper Municipal) 40-60 min.

Driving Time to Derby

Indianapolis 2 1/2 hours
Evansville 1 hour
Louisville 1 hour