Thank you for your feedback, Jared. :-)
Yes, the listing states in two places that the gate is manually operated and requires getting in and out of your vehicle to operate. I've tried to make that as clear as possible and we haven't had other guests who have missed that in the extensive descriptions.
I had my girls with me most of the two days you were guests at Magica, so perhaps it was the neighbor dogs who were barking a lot? I'll be sure to speak with the neighbors about this :-)
The space was toasty-warm when you arrived, but I did notice the heater unplugged after you had left. I did advise you that it is necessary to keep the radiant-oil heaters on in order to maintain warmth. It gets down to 10 degrees outside at night, so turning heaters off WILL result in chilliness indoors.
Next time, please read the descriptions of your airbnb experience and follow instructions from host for maximum comfort.
Happy travels! :-)