FAQs will help you before arriving at New Beginning Ranch and answer most questions.
If you have never been to Montana, you will be thrilled by the imposing majesty of the mountain west. Corvallis, which is located in the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana, is nestled between the Sapphire Mountains to the east and the Bitterroot Mountains to the west. We look forward to your stay with us!
What to pack? Clothes and toiletries. Personal items such as
guitars, laptops and books are encouraged. Rooms have only modest cabinet space
for storage. We suggest that you travel lite. We provide pillows, sheets,
comforters and bath towels.
What to wear? Regardless of the season, casual is king. A
pair of khaki pants is perfect for weekend church attendance, but jeans are
fine, too. In winter, layers are crucial. Spring and fall bring chilly mornings
and evenings, so layers are still important. In the summer, break out the
Daily schedule: Mornings begin with 7 a.m. meditation
(except Sunday). At 8:30 a.m., we depart the ranch to attend the 9 a.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Hamilton, Montana (except Sunday). We
return to the ranch for our 11 a.m. group therapy session, which lasts
for about 90 minutes (except Sunday). Equine therapy sessions are held twice a
week (specific days vary), usually in the afternoon. EMDR sessions are
scheduled individually as needed. Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings take place
three times a week: Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Missoula (transportation provided);
Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 5:30 p.m., both held in the group room at the
ranch. Evenings center around a 6 p.m. family-style dinner with Tom
Martin in the dining room (times vary). In addition, we occasionally have a “10th
Step” meeting at 9 p.m. to close out the day.
12-Step meetings: A number of Sex Addicts Anonymous and
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are available throughout the week. Primarily, we
attend the 9 a.m. AA meeting in Hamilton six days a week, and three Sex Addicts
Anonymous meetings throughout the week: Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Missoula
(transportation provided); Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 5:30 p.m., both
held in the group room at the ranch. Our residents are encouraged to ask one of
the SAA or AA locals to serve as a temporary sponsor during their stay with us.
Religious services: There are many local churches in the
Corvallis/Hamilton area. Residents are encouraged to attend Sunday services as
Meals: The kitchen is fully stocked so that residents can
make their own breakfasts and lunches. Dinner is a family-style affair around
the dining room table. Residents are always encouraged to show off their
culinary skills by cooking for the group, although this is not required.
What are the bedrooms like? Each guest room has two twin
beds, bedside tables, modest storage space and a TV. Each guest room has its
own bathroom. New Beginning Ranch provides pillows, sheets, comforters and bath
Phone privileges: Unlike most rehab centers, residents at
New Beginning Ranch are allowed to keep their smart phones. Phones with
wide-open internet connections can be a major pitfall for men struggling with
sex and porn addiction. We can assist residents in restricting their phone’s
Gym membership: We provide membership to a local gym for
residents who wish to engage in cardio and weight training.
Fly fishing/hiking: There are plenty of nearby locations
along rivers and trails to enjoy the natural wonders of Big Sky Country.
Shopping: If you forget to pack something, never fear. A
variety of department and sporting-goods stores are available in Hamilton and
Bedtime: Lights should be out at 11 p.m., except on Saturday
Also of note: The Paramount TV show “Yellowstone” is partly
filmed right here in the Bitterroot Valley. In fact, the show’s “Yellowstone
Dutton Ranch” is actually the Chief Joseph Ranch in Darby, Montana, which is
about 20 miles south of Corvallis. Even though tourists aren’t allowed past the
gate, the main house and barns are visible from the road. For “Yellowstone”
fans, it’s worth the trip.