Nestled at the foot of Big Hill in the Bow Valley west of Calgary, the Rockyview Hotel and its saloon are among the oldest establishments of their kind in Alberta that are still standing and in operation. A monument to our past, and the cornerstone of historic downtown Cochrane, the Hotel and saloon have been offering food, spirits and safe haven for over a hundred years.
During Alberta’s early years, it was illegal in many municipalities for men and women to “consort” with each other while consuming alcoholic spirits. They would climb in their horse and buggy, or take the train, or, if they were lucky, drive one of them new-fangled automobiles a few miles west to Cochrane for a little company with the opposite sex over a cold drink. Sometimes this sinful activity would lead to dancing or singing and the couples would stay late into the night, before heading back to Calgary or upstairs to a Hotel room.
Today, the saloon, now known as The Texas Gate, and the Rockyview Hotel are still frequented by visitors looking for a relaxing picturesque day trip, or a base of operations from which to explore Calgary and the Rocky Mountains. And of course, the historic establishment retains a special spot in the heart of locals, many of whom can trace their families back to the early days of the Hotel and Cochrane.
Authentic Western barbeque cuisine, from our AAA steaks to our hand-crafted burgers, from our chuckwagon-style stews to our homemade pies… our grub is loved for its comfort and flavour.
Our sandwiches are made fresh daily from the finest ingredients and with loving care. A special sandwich that changes daily accompanies traditional favourites on our menu.
One of these things is not like the other... John Wayne would not approve. We will never have pizza on the menu, so please order something truly Western.
The house speciality, our steaks are always AAA Alberta beef, sourced locally whenever possible, and always grilled to tender, mouth-watering perfection.
Our homemade desserts are a sweet, satisfying coda to any meal, or a superb choice to pair with a special coffee after a movie or brisk walk around our historic downtown.
Private bookings, reservations, weddings, special set menus, dances, parties, and of course rooms available at the Rockyview Hotel, merely call us at 403.932.6666 to set your plan into action.
Kids and teens are always appreciated in our Steakhouse and on our boardwalk patio. Please ask about our under-13 menu.
All of our award-winning food is homemade and hand-crafted with loving attention to detail, with ingredients sourced from local organic farms and ranches whenever possible. A full range of premium spirits is available and we are proud to serve many specialty beers, ales and meads from local brewers.
Whether you’re booking a couple’s night out, a business lunch, a wedding, or a party, please feel free to give us a call.
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