St. Croix Valley Retreat
Project Type: Landscape Architecture; St. Croix Valley, MN
Honor Award American Society of Landscape Architects Minnesota Chapter
The St. Croix Valley Retreat is nestled on a bluff above the St. Croix River. Responding to the area’s natural topography and ecology, the stone walls, timber pergola, bridge, and pavers have found a place in this hideaway, sitting gently on the land. The relationship between existing vegetation and the restored creek bed and prairie is strong, creating a balance of place. When approaching this special retreat, one is struck by its unique fit into the land.