Annie’s House



Winter Park





The House Built by a Dream

Annie’s House is an adaptive skill facility and program that helps children and adults with sensory, learning and/or mobility challenges reach a goal on their bucket list by enjoying year round, adaptive recreation programs such as skiing, hiking and tubing in the beautiful Turtle Mountains in Bottineau, North Dakota.

Girl using a snow tub at Bouttineau Snow Park
Staff and kid using a snow tub at Bouttineau Snow Park
Young man sledding on an assistive sled at Bouttineau Snow Park

The House Built by a Dream

Anne Nicole Nelson

Ann Nicole Nelson died at age 30 in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Ann was working on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center for Cantor Fitzgerald when the towers collapsed.

When her computer was returned to her parents, a precious discovery was made. Among the documents was a “bucket list”– goals Ann wanted to accomplish and experience. This list inspired an ambitious project that is now known as Annie’s House.

A Labor of Love

The organization behind Annie’s House is a charity called “New York Says Thank You.” Created after 9/11, the volunteers include New York City firefighters, ground zero construction workers and 9/11 families — who travel the country helping communities rebuild after natural disasters.

Location of Annie’s House



1 Winter Park Rd
Bottineau, ND 58318


Annie's House