FAQs

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 shorts.

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 desired.

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 towels.

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 internet access.

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 Missoula.

Bedtime: Lights should be out at 11 p.m., except on Saturday nights.

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.


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