Let’s face it, winter in LA doesn’t really exist so if you want to bust out your winter coat and see snow you have to take a road trip. The good news is there are plenty of options for winter getaways near Los Angeles whether you want to just chill in a cabin or hit the slopes. Here are our picks for the best cold weather escapes from LA, including the approximate travel time to each destination.

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1. LUXURY HOUSE ON SIERRA STAR GOLF COURSE IN MAMMOTH LAKES (5 HOURS FROM LA)

Our favorite part of this cozy two-story single family home is the private deck equipped with a hot tub so you can enjoy peaceful views of the mountains and golf course while staying warm. Guests also have access to the nearby Snowcreek Althetic Club if you’re craving a sweat sesh.

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2. PRIVATE LAKE ESTATE IN BIG BEAR CITY (1 HOUR, 45 MINUTES FROM LA)

High wood-beamed ceilings and lots of big windows provide plenty of natural sunlight in this cabin. Don’t forget to hit the hiking trails at one of the nearby mountains.

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3. BOHEMIAN LUXE A-FRAME AT BIG BEAR LAKE (1 HOUR, 45 MINUTES FROM LA)

The classic A-frame, done up in a super-cool eclectic style (it was featured in Dwell, natch). It’s on a private 8,800-square-foot plot of land, making it perfect for a secluded romantic getaway.

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4. CRAFTSMAN-STYLE COTTAGE IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (5 HOURS FROM LA)

This bright and airy shabby chic home is giving us Cape Cod vibes and we’re not mad. It’s also conveniently located inside the gates of Yosemite National Park.

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5. TINY HOME IN RUNNING SPRINGS (1 HOUR, 52 MINUTES FROM LA)

If you really want to unplug then check out this hideaway which has everything you need for a quaint weekend in the woods. Bonus: Your furry friends are welcome too!

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6. LARGE LUXURY CHALET IN LAKE ARROWHEAD (2 HOURS, 25 MINUTES FROM LA)

Cabin trips are so much more fun with friends and this gorgeous lake view home can sleep eight of your closest pals. Did we mention there’s an in-home movie room?

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7. EDELWEISS LOG CABIN IN IDYLLWILD-PALM COVE (2 HOURS, 10 MINUTES FROM LA)

Exposed beams and a romantic fireplace to stretch out in front of on the Oriental carpet: This log cabin lets you live out your Daniel Boone dreams, except, you know, luxe.

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8. THE CLUB AT BIG BEAR VILLAGE, BIG BEAR LAKE (1 HOUR, 45 MINUTES FROM LA)

You want hotel-type amenities (concierge, fitness center, Wi-Fi) but with that homey, Big Bear feel. Done and done.

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9. RUSTIC CABIN WITH HOT TUB AND POOL TABLE IN BIG BEAR LAKE (2 HOURS, 10 MINUTES FROM LA)

This cozy log cabin is equipped with a stonewall fireplace, hot tub, and plenty of games like a pool table and foosball to keep you busy on those chilly winter evenings.

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10. MODERN LUXURY TOWNHOME IN THE HEART OF MAMMOTH (5 HOURS FROM LA)

We love this newly renovated modern but snug townhome with an open kitchen and high-end appliances, perfect for all those homecooked meals. The plush sectional in the living room is sure to be a hit with the family.

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11. REMARKABLE CUSTOM HOME WITH HOT TUB IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (5 HOURS FROM LA)

A sun-drenched rustic cabin with floor-to-ceiling wood walls and a skylight in the living room to allow natural light, what’s not to love? The comfy home also features a large dining table that seats 10 guests if you’re rolling deep.

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12. SNOWFLOWER CABIN IN VILLAGE BAY, LAKE ARROWHEAD (2 HOURS, 25 MINUTES FROM LA)

A two-story wall of glass greets you when you come downstairs to make coffee in the granite-and-stainless kitchen. Like home, but with room to sleep eight. Oh, and also, there’s snow.

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