R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, Washington

#4 of 18 in Things to do in Rappahannock County
From a 1930 building on Main Street in historic Little Washington, VA, we offer customers an artful and eclectic mix of fine gifts, French table linen, home decor, vintage, art, rugs, and men's and women's accessories, and much more.

The shop and gallery is always evolving, changing with new and unique merchandise added weekly to our hand-picked collections.

We are located just one block from the world-renowned “Inn at Little Washington,” the 5-star Relais Chateau which attracts an international clientele to the stunning landscape called Rappahannock County, Virginia.

We combine our love of an unusual mix of merchandise, great design, fine art, and quality textiles into a stunning shop and gallery which has received numerous accolades. Most notably we were voted "2013 & 2016 Best Gift Shop" by Readers of Virginia Living Magazine and by the Editors of SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE as one of the "Top 50 Shops In The South."

Other notable press can be found in the DC by Design blog, Washington Post, Washington Post Magazine and the Washingtonian Magazine. We have also received a "2016 TRIP ADVISOR Certificate of Excellence" for consistently excellent customer reviews.
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  • Joan and Robert run a wonderful gift shop just a few steps away from the The Inn. They have a carefully curated collection of French, European and American items. We were shocked yet delighted to see....  more »
  • My wife and I were staying at the White Moose Inn and walked next door to this store. L ots of different interesting gifts and home wares. The owner was very pleasant and showed my wife some very...  more »
  • Beautiful linens; pleasant shopkeeper.
  • Fabulous little store with the most uniquely beautiful items for your home and person! The owner has a fabulous collection of jacquard towels and napkins for miles around. Lusciously displayed things for every room in your house and some of the nicest smelling hand lotion ever. I bought nice jar of The Queen's Honey Butter from France and its nice honey scent is an olfactory treat and the lotion itself goes on like soft butter!! My friend bought an absolutely stunning high quality leather wallet from Italy.The owner was on the premises and we had a delightful conversation with her while we shopped on a gentle fall afternoon! Every square inch of this shop is a feast for the senses. A feel-good shop all around!

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