Welcome to The Texas Gate & Rockyview Hotel


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.


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The Renos are on!

We’re making us some

Pioneer Theme rooms.


It's Tuesday which means We're Wingin' It, folks!

And at only 35¢ a wing, you could easily be wingin' it tooooo!

28 lipsmackin flavours, including our House Special, The Gatecrasher; plus breaded or non-breaded... there's a wing for everyone's tastebuds, so Why Wait for Wednesday?

Get'em while they're hot, and whenever you like, coz...
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October is just around the corner... Do you remember where you hid your mistletoe?

It's probably behind the pumpkin pie, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't start thinking about this before it's too late:
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Sunday Sessions has just fired up. LIVE music every weekend for your listening enjoyment, hosted by Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo stars, award-winning Jason Cote & Rolling Thunder!

FREE POOL too and brunch is still going and NFL all over the big screens. Beautiful sunny day, why not head down to Historic Downtown Cochrane for a little funday?

#FundaySunday at the #BestbarinCochrane
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International Cuisine Weekends continues with its tour of the Rhine Valley tonight... the mushroom gravy is simply herrlich! And the Kitchen is open till Midnight!

And don't forget our All-Request Weekend tonight with your host Mike Mann, spinning the mp3s like a maestro. Come request your favourite Dance, Country and Rock tunage and bust some magic moves on our dance floor.

#AllRequestWeekends at the #BestbarinCochrane
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Tonight, the Gate's International Cuisine Weekends lands in the beautiful Rhine valley of Germany for two traditional dishes...

First up we have Chicken Schnitzel, golden crispy-fried chicken breast with a generous helping of homemade mushroom gravy.

Or go with the Rheinischer Sauerbrauten, beef marinated with spices and red wine, slow braised to perfection and smothered with mushroom gravy.

Both dishes come with Spaetzle and a large homemade pretzel and are yours for only $13.95! Availabe at 4pm, Friday and Saturday... I can't wait!
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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.

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We provide the following


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.

Open from 7am to 2am

You'll always be welcome, whether visiting our Steakhouse, our Bar, or Hotel. And we love having you here.

Free parking

Plenty of parking available on the street and in our back-forty parking lot.


The Texas Gate is the only establishment licensed for off-sales in Cochrane. Available 7 days a week till 3 am.

Historic Central Location

The centerpiece of Cochrane's chic historical downtown, we're 5 minutes from everyone.


We are proud of our


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.

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Welcome to The Texas Gate


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.


Or simply use the contact form below and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.



Phone us at 403.932.6666 or use the contact form immediately above to send us an email.  Or even better drop in and say “Hi!”  Click the map link below if you need directions.  To stay up-to-date on our daily dinner specials, and our special events, please follow us on Facebook.

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