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!

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Pioneer Theme rooms.


Fine folks of Cochrane and environs... for the early-birders out there, we are open for Breakfast at 7 am... but hey, you can Eggs Benny all the way till 2 pm, if you likes your Sunday lie-ins.

And from 1-5 this afternoon, we have Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo stars Jason Cote & Rolling Thunder hosting our superlative Sunday Sessions, the best dang open mic west of the Dakotas.

We've got FREE pool all day long.

And then tonight, a big, bad, sad and rad goodbye party for long time Gate Superstar Server Susan Dawn, the goddess with the 'Hawk. She's moving to the BC, some come on down and wish her well!
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Tonight our Mexican specials continue, and Sheldon Rhinostud, will be dropping our All-Request Weekend tonight for your dancing pleasure.

But next weekend, in honour of the 50th (!) Annual Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo, we present on Saturday Night, the man with the wicked axe, Dale Renton, aka Double D, and his band Thebootyjam, rockin the house.

If you haven't heard his version of Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline, you haven't lived, dammit.

But tonight... WE DANCE!
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The Texas Gate International weekends continue with a trip to the resort city of Acapulco!

Tonight we have for your dining pleasure, Chicken Flautas... crispy tortillas stuffed with chicken, served with ranchero sauce and cheese.

Or your choice of Chicken or Beef Chimichangas... stuffed with meat, veggies, and cheese, deep-fried and served with sour cream, tomatoes and fresh lettuce.

And finally JJ's favourite,Stuffed Green Peppers, filled with ground beef, veggies and served with ranchero sauce and grated cheese.

All three amazing dishes come with Mexican rice and black bean sauce and are yours for only $13.95 each.

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Thursday night, which can mean only one thing... The hotel nestled next to Big Hill is ALIVE with the sound of music.

That's right, it's Cochrane's only Karaoke Night, the night where you are the STAR!

Fortunately we captured a picture of your host Erik Udell* doing his thing on stage during last week's Karaoke, demonstrating how big it really is:

*actual Erik might be slightly more unshaven.
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Not liking the chill? Then come on down and feel the heat of our Suicide Hot Wings. That'll warm ya up. And at only 35 cents each, the bill will put a smile on your face too.

Big, plump, juicy, soooo delicious, and with 28 flavours to choose from... why wait for Wednesday?

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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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