Meadow Retreats are located on the front of the southern and western slopes of the Carraig Ridge Foothills. With nothing in front of them as far as the eye can see, they enjoy breathtaking, uninterrupted panoramic views. Meadow Retreats are conceived as a single storey sunk into the hills to maximize views of the mountains and lakes while minimizing the presence of the house from behind. Carraig Ridge is an innovative rural community set on 660 acres of pristine landscape in the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. The community is an escape from the demands of daily life in the city. Each of the 44 homes is meant to be a rural Retreat, focused on engaging views, both near and far, to bring the surrounding landscape into the house. Carraig Ridge is planned as a problem-free approach to country living. Residents will enjoy all of the benefits of owning a home in a beautiful, natural environment, but with none of the hassles. Roads, water, wastewater, electricity and other infrastructure are established and maintained for you. Imagine living in your own private park. With just 44 homesites on 650 acres of secluded Canadian landscape, Carraig Ridge is becoming a new centre of innovative contemporary residential design in the foothills of Alberta’s Ghost Lake; conveniently located between the outdoor amenities of Canmore and Banff National Park and Calgary. Only 44 unique houses will be built on the lots between one and five acres, preserving the remaining 500 acres of this beautiful wilderness. Architectural firms such as Todd Saunders, Olson Kundig and Young Projects, work to ensure the homes have minimal impact on their surroundings of rolling hills, lakes, ponds, woodlands, and grasslands and frame vistas of the Rocky Mountains to the west and south. Carraig Ridge combines innovation with conservation: design, craft, materials and technology ensure the landscape is given prominence, providing a retreat for today and a legacy for future generations.