Three families are chosen for one of the most extreme sociological experiments captured on film. They will shed their modern lives and step back in time to the Montana Frontier, circa 1883. Shock sets in as the pioneers start their journey.
Three modern families travel back in time and hit the wagon trail headed for the Montana wilderness. They're off to a rocky, dangerous start.
After a tough trip back in time, the homesteaders arrive at Frontier Valley. The harshness of their new reality sets in. First task: building shelters. Daily chores test their will and character while stormy weather and personalities clash.
Rumors fly about how some of our homesteaders have snuck in modern supplies, causing tensions to rise in already-strained relationships. Focus shifts from shelter to food as worries of starvation overshadow life on the frontier. A rare summer snow storm wreaks havoc on Frontier Valley.
Homesteader Nate Brooks plans a frontier wedding. Meanwhile, the extreme pressure of pioneer life starts to drive a wedge between married couple Karen and Mark Glenn.
Worries of starvation continue to haunt the Clune family, driving them to break the rules. And as winter approaches, the homesteaders think outside the box to bring in money and food.
The Clunes continue to cross the moral line of Frontier Valley. And just as our families get a hang of pioneer life, they face their biggest challenge yet.
The children steal the spotlight, as they prove to be valuable resources for survival on the frontier. The pioneers realize they are not alone in the Valley. Lions, coyotes and bears make their presence known.
The Frontier House children start school, but the most valuable lessons are learned by living in The Valley.
In the series finale, the families throw a harvest fair to celebrate their accomplishments on the Frontier. Then, it's Judgement Day. Did the Brooks, the Clunes, and the Glenns build homesteads strong enough to survive a 19th Century Montana Winter?