The winter sky of Los Angeles hovers low and gray above the city streets thickly choked with traffic as the temperature drops and the bright colors of spring and summer recede into an autumnal abyss and the people retreat into the warmth provided by their central heating, forgoing interaction with the outside world. But why match misery with misery? Outside in the country near Los Angeles, winter getaways offer oases with yurts decorated in Mongolian decor matched by tents designed from recycled material that seem not to notice winter since they stay glossed in luxury in the midst of natural decay. Cabins here come with new appliances providing a range of comforts and the tree-houses are full of the best in Californian timber. Check out this collection of winter getaways near Los Angeles to start exploring today.